Romaine and Charred Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing
Smashing ripe avocado with olive oil, lemon juice, honey and garlic creates a fantastic, creamy dressing for this hearty salad by Molly Chester.
Romaine Salad with Flash-Pickled Figs
These "flash-pickled" figs need only an hour of soaking in a mixture of vinegar, salt and water. As a clever time-saver, the soaking liquid for the figs also forms the base for the salad dressing.
Bacon-and-Romaine Skewers with Blue Cheese Dressing
Wedge salad (iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing and bacon) is a classic American dish. Here, James Holmes, chef of Austin's Olivia restaurant, reconfigures it as a playful cocktail snack.
Jordon's Romaine Salad
This green salad is one of Jordon Carroll's favorites: romaine lettuce with onion and tomato. She adds a pinch of oregano to the dressing, the way her grandmother used to.
Swordfish with Grilled Romaine Salad
"When I got back from traveling in Thailand last year, my dad wanted to try something easy that mimicked the flavors there," Jamie Bissonnette says. To oblige his father, he created a vinaigrette with Thai fish sauce to dress grilled romaine lettuce. He serves the salad alongside swordfish rubbed with (surprisingly) dried onion-soup mix. "It's an instant flavor booster."
Romaine & Arugula Salad with Radishes, Mint & Feta
Jimmy Bannos Jr. gives this simple salad a great, satisfying crunch with romaine lettuce, watermelon radishes and ciabatta croutons. He whisks sparkling water into the vinaigrette to help mellow the tang of the red wine vinegar.
Roasted Romaine with Pine Nut Vinaigrette
Chef Pablo Montero creates a savory dressing with toasted pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, black olives and olive oil.