Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Israeli Couscous Summer Chopped Salad (Rice Cooker)
Chef Katie Chin says: "This is one of my standard recipes for summer night picnics at the Hollywood Bowl. It is easy to make, store and serve, and gets a standing ovation every time. It pairs well with poached salmon and your family and friends will love it!" More »
Chicken Salad Nicoise
The classic version of this salad is made with tuna, but chicken makes a light, delicious variation for a warm spring day. Plan the night before to cook extra potatoes and beans. Don’t let the long ingredient list put you off; the salad is quick and easy to make. More »
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 »
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