Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Killer Quinoa Salad
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is the most nutritious grain there is. Something so good for you shouldn't taste so good, but it does. Serve this nutty-textured salad alone or with grilled chicken or pork. This is an excellent summer buffet salad that will hold for about an hour. More »
Green Bean, Pecan and Pomegranate Salad (Vegan)
Fast, easy and great tasting, this salad can step in as an appetizer or side dish. Serve it with whole grains for a light lunch or as a delicious summer side dish. More »
Watermelon, Feta and 
Arugula Salad
This salad is one of our all-time favorite recipes. Not only is it super-easy to prepare, but the combination of watermelon and feta, with a hint of fresh mint, makes it a wonderfully refreshing summer meal! More »
Tools to Make the Perfect Salad
Great starters for any meal, salads also shine as complementary side dishes or complete meals on their own. And — since the 1970s when salad bars became de rigueur in even the smallest North American restaurants — we’ve all embraced fresh and easy salads as an everyday addition to our diets. George... More »
Thai Tuna Salad
"One evening I was eating a classic Thai beef salad for dinner and thought, Wow, this would be great with seafood. And it is, with only minimal changes." ~Susan Sampson, author of 200 Best Canned Fish & Seafood Recipes. More »
Gluten-Free Grilled Chicken Mandarin Salad with Sweet-and-Sour Dressing
This traditional salad has become popular at quick-service restaurants. Enjoy it at home this spring! Try the variations (below) for a different salad every time... More »
Grilled Thai Chicken Salad with Spicy Mint Dressing
Grilled chicken salad has long been a favorite dish for ladies who "lunch." It's substantial enough to fill you up but light enough to make you comfortable eating it in front of the girls. The trouble is, most of those salads tend to be boring. Our Thai-inspired version is anything but... More »
Green Papaya Salad
Perfect for summer, this sparkling tangle of shredded unripe papaya, juicy tomatoes, shallots and garlic is infused with an incendiary combination of lime juice, palm sugar and chiles. Known by its Laotian name, som tum, this rustic, intensely flavored dish is made from simple ingredients that... More »
Asian-Style Beef and Chinese “Barley” Salad with Arugula (Gluten-Free)
"When my friend Andrew Chase had his Toronto restaurant Youki Asian Bar and Bistro, I went there as often as I could just to eat his Asian beef salad, which was to die for. The memory of that fabulous dish dominates my mind every time I make my own simplified and nutritionally enhanced version,... More »
Citrusy Crab and Sprouts
The fragrant orange accents in the dressing work well with delicate crab. It's quick and easy to make almost anywhere, and your guests will rave over the wonderful flavors this summer! More »
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