Salad as a Meal Cookbook by Patricia Wells {giveaway}

Salad as a Meal by Patricia Wells Cookbook
Because May is Salad Month, it seems appropriate to give away a copy of Salad as a Meal

Salad as a Meal is cookbook that came out last year from long-time author Patricia Wells (we kind of love her and have many, many of her French cookbooks on our shelf), and yes, we did indeed give a copy away last year, too (sorry, no Le Creuset this time). We just happen to have gotten our fresh little hands on another copy and want someone else to make things like a side green salad.

Just kidding. Who writes recipes for a side of greens?! And the title of the book is Salad as a Meal.

This book has gorgeous recipes like Halibut Cheeks with Polenta and Parmesan Crust and Asian Greens, How to Smoke Mackerel, Smoked Chicken Breast with Sorrel Chiffonade and Parmesan Croutons, and Pork an Spinach Salad with Mustard Sorbet, just to name a few. There are also recipes for soups, different pantry items like little delicious little pickled things, and for baking breads to accompany the salads.

Check out some of the salads we’ve made and posted:

How to Enter this Giveaway

  1. Tell us what you favorite kind of salad is in comments section of this post! It doesn’t matter what you say, as this is a random drawing, but it does matter that you do comment with something.
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You have until Friday May 11, 2012 at 5 PM PST to comment. Everyone is welcome to comment to enter, but we can only ship this stuff in the U.S. (So if you’re outside the US and win, you just need to provide us with a US mailing address to send!)

Good luck!

Stay tuned for more giveaways throughout the next few weeks! Yes, we are giving away cookbooks as a way to “prime” you all for some bigger things coming up. Do not worry, you are always eligible to enter everything, and win more than once, too.

by Sarah J. Gim on May 7, 2012 · 290 comments


Weronika May 7, 2012 at 11:07 am

Ceasar salad yum

jared May 7, 2012 at 11:08 am

The local salad here is great, Maultaschen salad!

Gina May 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

Love a summer salad!

Lily May 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

Waldorf salad, I love it!

Tara May 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

Spinach salad with mushrooms, hard-boiled eggs, red onion, croutons and mustard vinaigrette. yum yum.

Sarah May 7, 2012 at 11:10 am

Greek salad with lots of feta!

courtney talbot May 7, 2012 at 11:10 am

hmmm, ceasar or grilled steak with blue cheese, balsamic and tiny roasted potatos that pop!!!

Laurie Luckie May 7, 2012 at 11:10 am

Love salads! More ideas would be wonderful! Crab salad stuffed in an avocado….. oh ya… Chicken salad made with avocado, lemon, greek yogurt and cilantro!! Yum!

margarida v May 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

insalata caprese, yummmmy

Mika May 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

I love salads with soft cheese like Feta and Mexican cheese!

Annie May 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

Pear and arugula salad with candied walnuts! Yummy :)

Meg May 7, 2012 at 11:12 am

Fattoush! Brings me back to Egypt every time! Or any salad that would be part of traditional mezze…

Karrie May 7, 2012 at 11:13 am

Strawberry basil.

Cynthia M. May 7, 2012 at 11:13 am

I love a really good Greek salad!

Stefani May 7, 2012 at 11:13 am

I love a simple salad… arugula, pancetta, some fresh shavings of parmiggiano, maybe some fried mushrooms, with a balsamic dressing made with the pancetta drippings. Delish!

Judy B. May 7, 2012 at 11:13 am

I love most salads, but one of my favorites is a Southeast Asian papaya salad. I make them myself, but went out today for Laotian food and made sure to have one. Yum!

aaronmagoo May 7, 2012 at 11:13 am

arugula, parm, lemon, sea salt, steak and olive oil

Jennifer May 7, 2012 at 11:14 am

Caprese with Heirloom Tomatoes!

sarahem May 7, 2012 at 11:14 am

Mixed greens salad with blue cheese, dried cranberries, toasted pecans, and a basalmic vinaigarette.

Ashlie May 7, 2012 at 11:14 am

I am a salad addict – I eat one twice a day in lots of varieties. Right now, my favorite is spring mix topped with sliced red onion, cucumbers, diced roasted beets, toasted walnuts, and a basic french mustard vinaigrette – it is oh so satisfying!

Ben E. May 7, 2012 at 11:14 am

I love a good chicken caesar!

Rita May 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

Any “leaves” that are in season mixed with beets, Israeli Cous-Cous (or quinoa!) served with chèvre, and varied with nuts and other roasted veggies. As far as dressing is concerned, I love using a simple lemon juice + olive oil mix!

Amanda Mejias May 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

Spinach salad with cherry tomatoes, red onions, a little cheese and a light balsamic dressing!

Diana May 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

Garden salad with lots of cucumber

stephanieZ May 7, 2012 at 11:17 am

I love beet and arugula salad with goat cheese.

Vanessa May 7, 2012 at 11:17 am

Love chickpea and cobb salads!

Sonia May 7, 2012 at 11:18 am

rocket, avocado, grapefruit, shrimps + mint dressing

Yi May 7, 2012 at 11:19 am

Mexican corn & black bean salad is yummy

sarah May 7, 2012 at 11:19 am

A Thai dish called “Yum Bla Duk Foo” or, literally, “fluffy catfish salad.” It involves shredded sour mango. Also the Thai “Som Tam,” which is a sour green papaya dish.

Elissa May 7, 2012 at 11:20 am

pear, figs, walnuts, halved tomatoes, goat cheese and arugula with any kind of vinaigrette!

Jacqueline Soegaard May 7, 2012 at 11:20 am

I recently discovered that wheat doens’t agree with me, so salads have become a huge meal staple! Oddly enough, even though I’ve tried tons of intricate salads, my favorite still remains a very simple recipe. I have DREAMS about the arugula salad with shaved parmesan ribbons, avocado cubes, and light lemony vinaigrette that I once had at a place called Casa Italia back home in PR! Amazing!

Aleksandra May 7, 2012 at 11:21 am

My friend’s husband is from Turkey. He made the best tuna salad ever: fried rice (then cooked), tuna, grated cucumber, grated radish, fried mushrooms with onion. Salad is served with mayonnaise, chilli flakes and lots of black pepper. Taste incredible!

Kathy May 7, 2012 at 11:22 am

Beets, goat cheese, walnuts, and anything else as long as it has those 3 things!

Ellen Yang May 7, 2012 at 11:23 am

beets, goat cheese, and mixed green salad!!! yum!

anjana May 7, 2012 at 11:23 am

baby arugula with Balsamic vinaigrette

Kate Allison May 7, 2012 at 11:24 am


Cheryl May 7, 2012 at 11:25 am

arugula and avocado!

Huyen May 7, 2012 at 11:25 am

Niçoise salads are the best!

Katherine May 7, 2012 at 11:25 am

Any salad with goat cheese! Especially if arugula is involved.

Samantha May 7, 2012 at 11:26 am

Burmese pickled ginger salad!

Michele Mayer May 7, 2012 at 11:26 am

I will eat a Caesar Salad for any meal.

carole May 7, 2012 at 11:27 am

I really love any kind a salad as long as there is no asparagus in it but my favorite would be tabboule, can’t deny my Lebanese heritage :)

Lori Woody May 7, 2012 at 11:28 am

I’m learning to “like” salad, so a book like this could change my eating habits completely. Looking forward to reading it!

Marin May 7, 2012 at 11:28 am

Greek salad!

Caleb May 7, 2012 at 11:32 am

Salade Niçoise or Som Tum!

Susan Johnson May 7, 2012 at 11:32 am

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Sarah G May 7, 2012 at 11:33 am

I love a salad with feta and grapes!

Amy Lynch May 7, 2012 at 11:34 am

I love a refrigerator drawer salad, anything I have in the veggie drawer usually comes out great. With a pesto and olive oil dressing.

Christine May 7, 2012 at 11:34 am

There’s no such thing as a bad salad. Caprese, cobb, caesar, fruit……the possibilities are infinite (and all delicious!)

Anna B. May 7, 2012 at 11:35 am

Thai Beef Salad with LOTS of cilantro! :)

mo May 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

I love the surprisingly good ones that evolve from what you find in the produce drawers of the fridge and/or the pantry.

Carla May 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

Holland’s Huzarensla. Love it!

Cassy May 7, 2012 at 11:41 am

Favorite salad is chopped salad. Cucumber, feta, tomato, romaine, maybe ham or chicken, and something crunchy to bind it together. Not too picky. :)

Laura May 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

Grilled chicken Caesar salad is my favorite!

Gwen L. May 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

Mmm… so many good salads. But right now I’m craving a bed of greens covered with fresh corn, tomatoes, barbacoa pork and some cotija cheese so we’ll go with that :)

Nicole (MyLoveForCooking) May 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

I love this salad I had years ago with beautiful field greens, roasted peppers, fresh mozz and Polenta croutons…gorgeous!

Toyia Hatten May 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

Insalata caprese…… I can never turn it down!

margaret christine @ notes from maggie's farm May 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

I love mixed greens topped with either a poached egg, or a breaded goat cheese patty, with fruit and nuts, too. Light citrusy vinaigrette. Lovely.

Sara May 7, 2012 at 11:51 am

I gotta go Niçoise Salad! This book looks awesome!

Mary May 7, 2012 at 11:52 am

caprese salad with fresh basil from the garden and gorgeously ripe tomatoes!

Jenny May 7, 2012 at 11:54 am


Margaret May 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

My favorite salad is Panzanella, an Italian bread salad. My recipe for it is here!

bee brooke May 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

anyTHing made with blue cheese :)

susan in taos May 7, 2012 at 11:56 am

LOVE a romaine salad with candied walnuts and gorgonzola dressing!

Mary Aaroe May 7, 2012 at 11:58 am

spinach salad with goat cheese!

Rebecca May 7, 2012 at 11:59 am

Roasted beets on greens with edamame and sesame oil. Mmm!

jennifer stone May 7, 2012 at 11:59 am

I love a good chicken salad with avacado and egg or Greek salad….

Claudia May 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

a friend introduced me recently to boston lettuce with a mustard vinaigrette mixed with tarragon mustard – it was fabulous!!!

heather May 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm

My salad tends to be whatever is freshest from the garden, tossed with a light vinaigrette.

Samantha May 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm


Rachael Martin May 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm

My favorite salad is fresh from our garden!

miriam May 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I have so many favorite salads… eat ‘em every day. one of my favorites in summer is arugula with brown rice, toasted pecans, grape tomatoes, basil, mint, olive oil, balsamic, and lots of black pepper.

maggie May 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

fresh mixed greens salad with avocado

Rachel May 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

anything with honey mustard vinaigrette

Chelsea May 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Spinach salad with strawberries, basil, pecans, poached asparagus, and balsamic reduction


Kale Waldorf…it’s a tie?

Eve May 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Green salad with kale and almonds :)

Colleen Stevens May 7, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Any salad crammed full of spinach and more spinach and blue cheese..

Kenya Burnett May 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I love a classic Caesar Salad! Second runner up is a Spinach salad with dried cranberries and goat cheese with a tangy dressing!

Jordan May 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

pear salad with walnuts and a sesame vinegrette…strawberry avacado with a dark balsamic mustard dressing….apple and tomme cheese with a mustard dressing…

the list goes on.

Tina May 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Kale Salad with blue cheese. Oh ya!

jule May 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

caprese salad

Sarah May 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Tomato Mozzarella and Basil with fresh grilled croutons – Yum!

Johanna Miller May 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

A good tuna nicoise!

Sara May 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Romaine lettuce, strawberries, feta cheese, almonds, and light raspberry vinaigrette. Mm!

Agata dietetycznie w kuchni May 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Chicken salad!

Andrea l. Begnoche May 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Mixed spring baby greens, candid pecans, sliced pear, blueberries, and feta cheese with a light lemon vinaigrette

Jennifer Bradley May 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I don’t think I necessarily have a favorite salad – the only requirement besides tasting good is that the ingredients need to be fresh!

Stefanie L May 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Chopped salad

Patty May 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm

My favorite is a mixed greens salad with strawberries, dried cranberries, pecans and grilled chicken with balsamic vinagarette.

Rachel May 7, 2012 at 12:21 pm

greek salad, with LOTS of feta

Diana May 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I love a salad I created while studying in Rome, Italy: Rocket/arugala, cherry tomatoes (sliced), fresh bufala mozzarella, with a balsamic/honey mustard homemade dressing. Delish.

Johanna May 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I recently made a couscous and fruit salad that was pretty yummy…however, my new favorite (once I make it) might be the Salmon, Avocado Quinoa Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing (recipe link at top of the page)! Sounds delicious!

Adam May 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Beets and Bleu Cheese! (and other good stuff too)

Chrystie May 7, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Pear salad with bitter greens, grilled chicken, crumbled blue cheese, caramelized walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette.

Danielle May 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I do love a good caprese salad in the summer

Megan McD May 7, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I make a salad for lunch very often at work. My favorite ingredients together are mixed field greens, grape tomatoes, button mushrooms, green bell pepper, strawberries, mandarin orange slices, purple grapes, blueberries, sunflower seeds, feta crumbles and either balsamic vinaigrette or raspberry vinaigrette. Love my salad!!!

Step May 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I love salads that are crispy, salty, and with a little sweetness!

Jennifer May 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I love me a good southwestern salad. yum!

Step May 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I love pasta salads!

Julie @BananasForBourbon May 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I have to choose! The possibilities are endless! I’ll say the one I had for lunch: shaved fennel, radish, and arugula salad with pinto beans and a lemon truffle oil vinaigrette.

Alyssa May 7, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Another vote for beets and blue cheese!

v. truong May 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm

anything with arugula, figs, and bacon!

HanaS May 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I love Waldorf salad as well as egg salad and Caesar of course. These are my favorite ones. Then I can go with any that have some leaves, mozzarella, dried tomatoes and some nice dressing.

Lori May 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I love spinach and strawberry salad with candied walnuts.

Amber May 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm

One of my favorites to make is Jamie Oliver’s “cheese and onion salad”– quick-pickled shallots, crumbled roquefort cheese, toasted walnuts, and a creamy dressing. A perfect combo of flavors and textures, and so quick to make!

Liz May 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Greek Salad!! Yum … think I’ll make some for supper tonight!

Catie May 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I love a spinach and romaine salad with tons of veggies, grilled chicken and avocado!

Maureen May 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Bibb lettuce, crisp apple or pear, candied walnuts, gorgonzola or blue cheese and some wonderful salad dressing. Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

T Tsu May 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Kale Salad with Quinoa and Carrot-Miso–Ginger dressing. Yum!

Theresa T May 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Frisee Salade with a poached egg and lardons….

Connie Bolick Lee May 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Chef Salad

Konstantina May 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I love Greek “dakos”, which is made of rusk, grated tomato, caper (optional), a special kind of soft white cheese made of goat or sheep milk, olive oil and oregano. Best food for all summer!

Maggie May 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm

My favorite is homemade Mexican Chopped salad. I can (and have!) eat it three meals a day.

Natasha H May 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Any salad with rocket and parm is fantastic. And avocado. Yum!!

Brian Head May 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Definitely Chinese Chicken Salad

Debbie O May 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Dungeness crab salad!

Tammy May 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm

arugula w/ pear, candied walnuts, and gorgonzola

Lena May 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm

My favourite salad is made with salad, crispy bacon, tomatoes, mozzarella and honey mustard sauce. Yummy!

Cris May 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm

One of my favorite salads is caprese…

Elena May 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Spinach, Watermelon and Pecan Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Machareimages May 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Beet salad. Amazingly sweet and savory mixed with pretty much anything!

Samantha May 7, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Greek salad – yum!!!

Yvonne May 7, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I love a roasted beet salad with oranges, pecans, arugula, feta or goat cheese, and a balsamic-dijon vinaigrette. Wonderful.

Linda May 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Broccoli slaw with walnuts, red onion and dried cranberries in a yogurt dressing!

Justina Slonaker May 7, 2012 at 1:42 pm

My favorite salad is a cold crisp Caesar Salad with a rich tangy dressing! Yumm!

Catharine @BakingChemist May 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Caesar Salad…so unhealthy but so yum!

Dara May 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm


Cianan May 7, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Fresh tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, and chorizo. Does that have a name?

Patti Clevenson May 7, 2012 at 1:52 pm

For the book:

my favorite salad is fresh lettuce from my garden, Trader Joe’s already cooked lentils from the refrigerator section, carrots, tomatoes,jerusalem artichoke and wasabi dressing.
soo good.

Steph D May 7, 2012 at 1:52 pm

My ideal salad usually has both fruit and cheese in it…. like a spinach, goat cheese, and strawberry salad with walnuts and a raspberry-balsamic vinaigrette! On the heartier side, when I lived in France I would eat “salade vosgienne”, which had potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and bacon in it! YUM.

Dan May 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Searingly hot Thai green papaya salad

aimeemai May 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

something hardy with cheese, nuts, mixed greens and a nice fruit vinegrette.

Kathryn May 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Burnt Carrots with goat cheese and garlic on argula. so good! I found the recipe on Tastespotting a couple years go

ktlan May 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Arugula w/ strawberries and goat cheese medallions

Shikha May 7, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Spinach salad with strawberries, feta, and pecans

Kevin May 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

apple pecan salad!

Laura May 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm

israeli salad with feta cheese and herbs!

Louis May 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Tuna White Bean Salad with tomatoes, black olives, green peas, sweet onion, etc.

Meryl May 7, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Cranberries and an orange/lemon dressing.

sarah May 7, 2012 at 2:34 pm

caesar salad with shaved parmesan cheese.

Jenn May 7, 2012 at 2:35 pm

A California Cobb or a Roasted Brussels Sprouts salad with homemade Honey Mustard. :D

Drew May 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm

My go-to salad as of late is an arugula salad, topped with pecans, pears and fresh shavings of parmiggiano, with a drizzle of white balsamic. Delish!

joan May 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Home grown Heirloom Tomatoes and Mozzarella Cheese

joan May 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Home grown Heirloom mTomatoes and Mozzarella cheese

Zoe May 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I love caprese salad. Tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil. Perfection.

Whitney May 7, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Roasted tomatoes, fennel, spinach, pumpkin seeds and feta… Mmm…

Terri May 7, 2012 at 2:54 pm

A spinach and pomelo salad with a raspberry vinaigrette.

Chorom May 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Cobb salad!

Andi May 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm

The throw-everything-from-the-fridge-in salad (must include roasted pine nuts).

Tracy May 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Spinach salad with shrimp and balsamic

Steven May 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Romaine lettuce, tomatoes and blue cheese dressing!

Becky Provan May 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I have an awesome fried okra salad recipe.

Ashley May 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Mmm, kale salad of any kind for sure!

Cindy B. May 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I love all kinds of salads, vegetable salads, fruit salads, pasta salads, seafood salads, chicken salads…etc. My favorite is Pizza Pasta Salad!

yumdun May 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Salad that hits different tastes – sweet, savory, sour, salty – seem to make for the best salad as a meal since you get a bit of everything. Chicken salad with grapes, nuts, and herbs. Field greens with cranberries, soft cheese, salmon and vinaigrette.

Leighton May 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm


Kim May 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Cobb Salad :)

Lindsay Duggan May 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Whatever is growing in the garden!

Michael J. McCoy May 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Garden Salad with extra Tomatoes.

RB May 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

My own homemade salad!

petesjoy May 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Ooh, too tough to just pick one! I love Thai salads, anything with plenty of lime and a good kick. However, I also love traditional salads, such as Niçoise or a Greek with plenty of Feta. Finally, any salad which has avocado in it definitely gets my attention!

Emily Sue May 7, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese! or Papaya Salads, or anything tasty and crunchy!

Libby May 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm

ANY chop salad. As long as everything is relatively the same size, I’ll eat it in a salad.

EmG May 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Greek salad with lots of olives, cucumbers, and feta! Yum!

Emily May 7, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Sounds strange, but I like salads that all of the ingredients are chopped into small pieces :)

105SaintLouis May 7, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Cobb Salad has a special place in my weekly rotation!

Sarah May 7, 2012 at 4:02 pm

spinach salad with strawberries, snap peas, red onion, and poppy seed dressing. Perfect for spring :)

Emma Rose May 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm

quinoa tabouleh with fresh lemon and pinto beans!! Yum.

Jaimie May 7, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Best salad = roasted beets, goat cheese, pistachios, and mixed greens. Yum!

Natalie May 7, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I love a southwest salad with kidney beans, fritos, cheddar cheese, and catalina dressing!

Bebe May 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I love Caprese salad!

sara May 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I’m really into grain salads right now – my lunch today was a quinoa salad with apples, fennel, pecans, and goats cheese – so yummy and filling!

Tamara Merritt May 7, 2012 at 4:35 pm

So hard….too many favs.

We make a tuna pasta salad with chopped olives that is outstanding. I love chicken salad with poppy seeds, grapes, pecans. Dessert salads like pretzel salad, and frog-eye salad LOL, Watergate salad, fresh fruit salad with homemade poppyseed dressing (so good ya wanna just ear it with a spoon).

My fav full meal kind of salad is a Black & Blue Salad! Blackened filet of beef strips, crisp romaine, bleu cheese, bacon, and an awesome Balsamic vinaigrette.

Grant May 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm

anything with lots and lots of goat cheese.

Nikki May 7, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Spinach salad with a warm bacon dressing. OR
Frisee salad with lardons & a poached egg.

Ellen Chadwick May 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm

bocconcini and Tomato!!

TJ May 7, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I love a greek salad!

Brianne May 7, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I love Greek Salads. Something about the tartness of the dressing with the creaminess of the feta cheese makes me happy :)

Sarah May 7, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Caprese salad in the summer time!

Leslie Kopatz May 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I love spring greens and baby spinach tossed with (warm) sauteed wild mushrooms with crumbled goat cheese or feta and toasted walnuts or pine nuts, YUM.

Cindy May 7, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Greens, nut, dried fruit (cranberries), goat cheese. I think the Whole Foods version has some sort of dressing, but it’s super tasty plain.

Adrie de Waal May 7, 2012 at 5:02 pm

I love all kinds of salads, especially in the summer. Some favorites are spinach + strawberries, tuna salad and broccoli salad with bacon dressing.

Jacki Christopher May 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Heirloom tomatoes, fresh buffala mozzarella, basil chiffonade, and aged balsamic vinegar. Also love a slaw of shredded carrot, jicama, and beet.

Hong May 7, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I love avocado salads.

Katie May 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I love salade composees!

brie May 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm

winter salad: patricia wells endive and granny smith apple with a lemon cream dressing – so crunchy and delicious!
summer salad: panzanella with juicy heirloom tomatoes, basil, salt, and fresh raw corn. ahhhh!!!

Cynthia-Anne May 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Beet, feta, and walnuts over spinach!

DB May 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm

fried chicken salad, yummy

Jennifer May 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm

My favorite salad is Caesar salad.

Melanie May 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Any salad that has toasted nuts and spinach is a favorite of mine!

Jessica May 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm

German potato salad!

Karen May 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Chopped salad is yummy.

Madeline May 7, 2012 at 5:46 pm

My favorite salad is dark spring mix greens, slices of pear, my dads best pecans, goat cheese and a balsamic reduction. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Emma May 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Raw sprouts salad :>~

Kaitlin May 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Probably a spinach salad with goat cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries, and a fruity vinaigrette. Light enough to feel summery but so filling!

Ronda May 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm

grilled chicken with spinach and bruschetta

Sarah Morse May 7, 2012 at 6:05 pm

cranberry, maple sugar coated pecan, goat cheese, sun dried tomato and herb mixed greens

Mary May 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Emerald City salad!

Kealia Hudson May 7, 2012 at 6:14 pm

asian cabbage ramen salad!

Maya Bühler May 7, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I love a nice fresh Caprese salad!

Maddie May 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Caprese or a simple salad of spinach, walnuts, and roasted beets and/or squash!

Catherine weise May 7, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I’m going to make the Salmon, quinoa, avocado with yogurt dressing tomorrow for dinner. Looks delicious!

Laura May 7, 2012 at 6:27 pm

salad with spaghetti sauce as a dressing

Kathleen May 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I love love love Bleu cheese, candied walnuts and cranberry on a bed of greens with the most decadent Balzebu Balsamic Vinegar Salad dressing! Heaven, pure heaven!

Ana Gordon May 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Baby greens and spinach with candied nuts, fresh fruit, bleu cheese crumbles, and a great vinaigrette!

Lara May 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Greek salad with lots of feta! Or a strawberry salad with balsamic and red onions, yum!

Nicola May 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Greek salad!

Hannah May 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Southwest chicken salad, or this one called ‘Charlie’ salad that my aunt makes which has bits of ramen noodles and orange segments in it. So good!!

Anne May 7, 2012 at 7:01 pm

caprese salad

Larissa Brese May 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Chevre Chaude salad is my favourite! sooo yummie!

Sarah K May 7, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I love “mess salads” with a ton of veggies in them — roasted sweet potatoes, tomatoes, edamame, mushrooms, carrots, peppers. Yum! Especially with feta cheese.

Patricia Conte May 7, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Favorite salad? Arugula and radishes, peas and some Parmesan grated over top!

Laurie Z. May 7, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Greek salads are my favorite for sure! Feta makes it betta!

Allison May 7, 2012 at 7:08 pm

i needed this tonight! greek salad.

Jessica L May 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I love a salad with lettuce from my garden, with roasted beets and goat cheese!

Arion May 7, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Cucumber salad

Gwendolyn May 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I love a good Greek salad!

Amy K May 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm


Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It May 7, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Love salads with lots of texture and a bit of a salty punch!

Rahul May 7, 2012 at 7:51 pm


The Kitchen Whisperer May 7, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I absolutely LOVE a mixed chopped salad with marinated grilled chicken, leaf lettuce, garbanzo beans, cucumbers, jicima, roasted corn, black beans, avacado and peppers served with a peanut lime-cilantro dressing.

Danny May 7, 2012 at 8:14 pm


Kaitlin May 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Cobb Salad!

Sarah May 7, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Mixed greens, radish, avocado, sunflower seeds, carrot, turkey and cilantro-lime dressing. I forget what it’s called. Something about California.

jc May 7, 2012 at 8:27 pm

My absolute favorite right now: fried goats cheese + rocket with toasted pine nuts, walnuts and raisins dressed with honey, lemon & olive oil.

Gail May 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Pasta salad

CarolQ May 7, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Anything that has greens in it! I love all salads!

judy May 7, 2012 at 8:49 pm

caprese salad, yum!

Kelly Monroy May 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Sometimes I really enjoy a salad with strawberries, dried cranberries, and almonds. Yummmmm……

Laura May 7, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Arugula, avocado, artichoke hearts and fresh mozzarella cheese sprinkled with evoo and balsamic vinaiger!

Kathy May 7, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I threw a bunch of things together years ago and came up with my favorite salad of all time. I take torn butter lettuce and top it with orange slices, thin sliced red onion, shards of Parmesan cheese, pepper, and a sweet celery seed/onion dressing. It’s addictive stuff.

wendy May 8, 2012 at 5:30 am

Greek Salad

Lexi May 8, 2012 at 5:50 am

I love Cobb salad.

Pat Vrabel May 8, 2012 at 6:39 am

I love Panzanella. We love bread with vegetable.

Jessica May 8, 2012 at 8:07 am

Anything with an Asian dressing!

Bonnie May 8, 2012 at 9:26 am

A salad from a huge salad bar that has EVERYTHING in it.

Sadie Klein May 8, 2012 at 9:35 am

Salad Nicoise! baby greens, tuna in oil, hard boiled eggs, green beans, olives, tomatoes, and a lemony vinagrette with a glass of Rose! YUM

Dee May 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Mm, anything with cheese–parm or goat.

Pamela Yu May 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm

My current fave is Veggie Grill’s All Hail Kale!

Laura May 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I love a mixed green salad with fresh strawberries, almonds, feta, and balsamic dressing – and preferably served with some grilled shrimp.

Keely Marie May 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm

A summer Salad of iceberg, spinach, sugared pecans, strawberries, apples, turkey, mozzarella, and balsamic dressing!

annette May 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm

any kind of bun.

Natalya Malenko May 8, 2012 at 6:16 pm

my homemade strawberry spinach salad with goat cheese, sugared almonds, topped with some grilled salmon

Natasha May 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm

edamame, corn and tomato with fresh dill

Marina Sullivan May 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm


Shea May 8, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I’m not sure of a favorite but I do know I am a very light dressing person. I like to taste the vegetables! :P

Joan May 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm

no favorite salad, just veg in general

stephanie May 8, 2012 at 7:20 pm


Rebekah May 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm

spinach + strawberry + avocado

Jan May 8, 2012 at 7:29 pm

A classic wedge of Iceberg lettuce with 1000 Island

Catherine May 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Oddly enough, it’s a lettuce-less salad! A simple combination of grilled chicken breast, cooked beets, fresh tomatoes, crisp cucumber, and creamy avocado–all cut in same-size pieces (about 3/4 inch each side) and dressed simply with olive oil and lemon juice. So refreshing and very addictive.

blair May 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

greek salad with feta vinaigrette!

Julie May 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Mixed greens with hazelnuts, pears and blue cheese.

Linda Janicki May 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Salad ? I need to eat more Salads!

Lily Sheng May 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Chicken salad with pineapples and pine nuts!

sam May 9, 2012 at 4:32 am

a big, summery mixed greens salad with fruit, beans, nuts, seeds, avocado, tomato, cucumber, feta & balsamic

theresa n May 9, 2012 at 5:06 am

I’d have to say Cobb salad is my favorite.

Kim Raymond May 9, 2012 at 6:44 am

Salade niçoise with seared tuna. Looooove that.

Lauren Bellamy May 9, 2012 at 7:23 am

I love a ceasar salad with grilled salmon.

marla May 9, 2012 at 7:54 am

arugula anything is my favorite. delicious!

Carla Cheung May 9, 2012 at 8:31 am

cobb salad!

Sarah May 9, 2012 at 8:37 am

My favorite salad as of late includes: arugula, oven-roasted cherry tomatoes, homemade sourdough croutons, toasted pumpkin seeds, a super vinegary red wine dressing, and a perfectly poached egg on top. Divine!

Kendra May 9, 2012 at 9:23 am

Asian Rotisserie Chicken Salad from Food Everyday: a cabbage & romaine salad with a delicious citrus vinaigrette and and made easy by using a store-bought rotisserie chicken.

Sharon May 9, 2012 at 9:53 am

salads that combine mixed greens with fruits, veggies (like shredded carrots) and nuts and grilled chicken (or steak) with a tangy vinaigrette dressing (poppyseed runs a close tie …)

Emma May 9, 2012 at 10:16 am

A goos simple spinach salad is a winner for me!

Brandy May 9, 2012 at 10:26 am

Pittsburgh Chicken Salad – probably the most unhealthy salad there is, but I only get it once every 5 years or so :)

Kate A. May 9, 2012 at 10:32 am

I’m not sure if it counts as a salad…but I’m a big fan of the “bibimbap” dish at the Green Table restaurant – crispy brown rice, lots of seasonal veggies and greens, poached egg and spicy sauce? Yes please!

Kristen May 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

Caprese salad!

Steve May 9, 2012 at 11:23 am

Nicoise salad – a meal in a salad!

Jo May 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm

greek salad!

Kristen May 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm

salad greens from my garden with shredded carrots, blue cheese, sunflower seeds, sesame sticks, homemade balsamic vinagrette

Karen May 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Greens, avocado, salmon, and lemon juice.

Jessica May 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Pecan, pear, and blue cheese salad :)

Emilie VEE May 9, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I’m a good ol’ Caesar kind of girl… extra croutons, no anchovies.

Monica May 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Chickpea and avocado salad!

Lynna May 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm

i like simple salads! all i need is croutons and italian dressing! ♥

Lauren G May 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Definitely something with a lot of fresh herbs! Love arugula in my salads also. tomatos tomatos tomatos

Cass May 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

My favorite salad would have to be Fresh Vegetables tossed in Quinoa and dressed lightly with a lemon vinaigrette…YUM

Reney May 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I love cookie salad. Mostly because it really shouldn’t be called a salad.

Trippy Tang May 10, 2012 at 3:03 am

Chicken Waldorf salad: mixed greens, sweet grapes, gorgonzola cheese, granny smith apples, grilled chicken, and a tangy dijon vinagrette!

jan May 10, 2012 at 8:46 am

spinach salad

Alexis May 10, 2012 at 10:30 am

Beets of any kind in my salad please!

Lindsay May 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I love greek salad!

Carmen May 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm

My favorite is romaine, tomato, lettuce, Ranch dressing, croutons with grilled chicken, still warm.

Donna May 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

My favorite is a Greek salad with plenty of olives and feta

starre May 11, 2012 at 9:58 am

I love asian chicken salads

Ashleigh Richards September 12, 2012 at 12:48 pm

My standard every day salad consists of: spinach, feta, red onion, cucumber, carrots, avocado, and a little tuna all topped with Renees Creamy Poppyseed dressing! (Which I stock up on when it’s on sale…otherwise I just used balsamic vinaigrette).

Kel September 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Caesar salad for sure!

Lily September 13, 2012 at 6:38 am

I love a southwestern-style salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, black beans, carrots, black olives, mushrooms, cheddar, and ranch dressing. If the dressing has a kick to it, then I’m in heaven.

jan September 13, 2012 at 9:23 am

green salad with lots of extras

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