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Title: Food52 Mighty Salads: 60 New Ways to Turn Salad Into Dinner
Author: Food52
Publisher: Published April 11th 2017 by Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9780399578045
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A collection of 60 recipes for turning ordinary salads into one-dish worthy meals. Does anybody need a recipe to make a salad? Of course not. But if you want your salad to hold strong in your lunch bag or carry the day as a one-bowl dinner, dressing on lettuce isn t going to cut it. Make way for Mighty Salads, in which the editors of Food52 present sixty salads hefty with v A collection of 60 recipes for turning ordinary salads into one-dish worthy meals. Does anybody need a recipe to make a salad? Of course not. But if you want your salad to hold strong in your lunch bag or carry the day as a one-bowl dinner, dressing on lettuce isn t going to cut it. Make way for Mighty Salads, in which the editors of Food52 present sixty salads hefty with vegetables, meats, grains, beans, fish, seafood, pasta, and bread. Think shrimp and radicchio tossed in a bacon vinaigrette, a make-ahead jumble of white beans with charred lemon and fennel, slow-roasted duck and apples scattered across spicy greens. It s comforting food made captivating by simply charring one ingredient or marinating another shaving some, or roasting a bunch. But because we don t always follow recipes, there are also loose formulas for confident off-roading, as well as back-pocket tips and genius tricks for improving any old salad. Because once you know how to fix too-salty dressing, wash greens once and for all, keep an avocado from browning, and even sprout your own grains, the humble salad starts looking a lot more interesting and a whole lot more like dinner. "

30 review for Food52 Mighty Salads: 60 New Ways to Turn Salad Into Dinner

  1. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    I love a hearty salad for dinner, so this cookbook caught my attention right away. A one dish meal with vegetables, protein and grains that is mostly plant-based? Yes, please! I often find myself purchasing ingredients at the grocery store that I think might be interesting in a salad and unfortunately they go bad without me using them. I really needed this book. This book gave some great salad recipe ideas that were healthy, filling and tasted cultural authentic to a variety of different regions I love a hearty salad for dinner, so this cookbook caught my attention right away. A one dish meal with vegetables, protein and grains that is mostly plant-based? Yes, please! I often find myself purchasing ingredients at the grocery store that I think might be interesting in a salad and unfortunately they go bad without me using them. I really needed this book. This book gave some great salad recipe ideas that were healthy, filling and tasted cultural authentic to a variety of different regions. They were also chock full of interesting, unusual ingredients. I loved the format, the descriptions, and the genius tips. I really learned a lot from this cookbook! The cookbook includes beautiful photos of the salads throughout. To be honest, the ones in the book are much more artistically photographed, but to be truthful to my experience with this book, I posted my own, alongside some specific notes on several individual recipes I've made thus far. I look forward to making many more recipes in this book. I have been so pleasantly surprised by all of the recipes so far. I would love to own the physical cookbook to work more easily with these recipes and highly recommend it to others. 1. Curried Cauliflower Fattoush – Fried bread + sturdy veg + cook’s choice + spiced yogurt dressing. This is a salad with the main ingredient being uncooked cauliflower. It works though! With the middle eastern spices and yogurt, some veggies, chick peas for protein, and fried pieces of pita bread… this was actually great! This was unlike any salad my husband or I had eaten previously, but we both very much enjoyed it. This was even better the next day once the cauliflower has some time to become more tender. The directions recommend marinating the cauliflower for 1-24 hours. I only marinated for one hour. If you make this recipe, I recommend longer, as the cauliflower becomes more flavorful and tender. 2. Spicy Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles Grilled meat + thinly sliced veg + noodles + herbs. It was absolutely delicious!! So flavorful, fresh and a lovely combination of chicken, noodles and veggies. The marinade and dressing were perfect for this. Not too sweet, but very flavorful. This felt like an authentic healthy Thai dish. We loved it! 3. Herbed Tuna and Israeli Couscous Salad – Protein + pasta or grain + chopped herbs + spiced oil + citrus. This was super flavorful, spicy, no need to add salt. Delicious! Seems more like a lunch than dinner salad. I love the tuna in it! The preserved lemons take 2 weeks to make on your own, so I bought mine on amazon. However, I enjoyed learning how to make the preserved lemons – very easy! 4. Coconut Rice Salad with Mango, Bell Pepper & Lime – Grain + lentils + fruit + warming spices + herbs – This was absolutely delicious. The sweet cool mango was the prefect counterbalance to the spice of the Fresno chile. This dish was so flavorful, fresh and filling. This was absolutely delicious as well as boasting beautiful, bright colors! 5. Radicchio & Shrimp Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette – Roasted chicory and protein + warm vinaigrette + herbs + smoke. Prior to making this I hesitated over the radicchio base to this salad, but decided to give it a try since I’ve only had radicchio mixed with other greens and this seemed so different. I’m not sure if it was the radicchio that turned me off or the tartness from the balsamic vinegar. There was a strong tart aftertaste to this that I did not like at all. I ate it though and thoroughly enjoyed the shrimp. Perhaps it’s just me and radicchio weren’t meant to be or maybe my balsamic vinegar was too old.. not sure. It does say in the description that this is the favorite salad of not one, but two editors, so I’m thinking I’m probably an outlier on this one. 6. Chorizo and Summer Melon Salad – Spicy cured meat + melon + crisp vegetables + crumbly cheese + herbs + citrus. Amazing! This was a perfect balance of flavors. It had a nice variety of ingredients to keep it interesting without having too many ingredients. It was super easy to make and tasted so fresh and delicious. We ate it with a side of black beans. I hugely recommend this salad. This is one I’ll be making all summer. It will be a huge hit at potlucks. 7. Roasted Grape, Butternut Squash & Kale Salad – Roasted winter squash + roasted fruit + hearty greens + hard cheese + cheesy vinaigrette. This salad made for a beautiful presentation. This would be a wonderful side salad for an autumn dinner party. We felt that the lack of protein in this salad left us still hungry. However it was a very good salad. The roasted grapes in this salad made it very special! 8. Chicken & Rice Salad with Poached Radishes & Nuoc Cham – Shredded meat + spicy greens + grains + brown butter + heat. This was absolutely delicious. It was sweet and spicy and quite filling. We loved it! I would definitely make this again. Very easy and very satisfying. This was my first time eating poached radishes – amazing! The photos did not show here. If you are interested, please see: http://www.book-chatter.com/?p=1147. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC of the ebook in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kelli

    This is a book I think I need to own. I keep renewing it every two weeks! With its beautiful food photography, genius tips, and great recipes, salad is redefined as a meal with many delicious results occurring right in my kitchen. I typically do not use salad dressing but many of these are too good not to try. With six different sections, there is something for everyone...even my kids! 4.5 stars

  3. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Can one find inspiration in salad? Yes indeed, I have with this book. I am a salad lover but admit to not being very creative. My tried and true salads have become a bit repetitious. This book has inspired me to use more imagination, to mix and match a wide range of ingredients, experiment with more of what I have already hanging out in my refrigerator and pantry. Rice Krispies? Roasted grapes? I have followed Food52’s online community food blog for a long time but this is the first time I picked Can one find inspiration in salad? Yes indeed, I have with this book. I am a salad lover but admit to not being very creative. My tried and true salads have become a bit repetitious. This book has inspired me to use more imagination, to mix and match a wide range of ingredients, experiment with more of what I have already hanging out in my refrigerator and pantry. Rice Krispies? Roasted grapes? I have followed Food52’s online community food blog for a long time but this is the first time I picked up one of their cookbooks. Browsing through it, reading many new tips, looking at numerous mouthwatering pictures, this book is not only chock full of recipes but full of great information. I have made four of the recipes so far, my two favorites being the Fried Eggplant, Tomato & Peach Salad with Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette which sounds complicated but is simple to make - the taste and color of ingredients blending beautifully. I was drawn to the Roasted Broccoli Rabe, Chickpea & Crispy Salami Salad with Romesco Vinaigrette as it sounded unusual. It took a bit more prep time but worth the bit of extra effort. Delicious and looking forward to searching out other Food52 cookbooks.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Karen Witzler

    Salads. A nice book to hold, lies flat for using in the kitchen. Two-page spreads with a clear recipe in easy-eye text with a beautiful photograph for each dish. I liked the sections on non-leafy green salads as well as the grain and bean based dishes. Also includes sections on salads with traditional greens, meat, pasta, seafood. Borrowed from the library, but I may purchase.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mrs. Europaea

    Food52 Mighty Salads really surprised the skeptic in me. I thought this would be a traditional recipe book that basically gives the same tired recipes over and over, but Mighty Salads reinvents the concept of salad and elevates the salad to a sophisticated level sure to wow many. This was certainly true when I made my husband, a true-to-core carnivore, the Hoppin' John Salad with Crispy Cornbread for dinner one night. He was hesitant at first but once he tasted the collard greens dressed in hone Food52 Mighty Salads really surprised the skeptic in me. I thought this would be a traditional recipe book that basically gives the same tired recipes over and over, but Mighty Salads reinvents the concept of salad and elevates the salad to a sophisticated level sure to wow many. This was certainly true when I made my husband, a true-to-core carnivore, the Hoppin' John Salad with Crispy Cornbread for dinner one night. He was hesitant at first but once he tasted the collard greens dressed in honey and vinegar he admitted he never knew that a salad could be so versatile. Besides the fabulous recipes, there are also very helpful tips and tricks that the Editors of Food52 included, such as tricks to keep your lettuce from wilting and how to improvise on the go. Food52 Mighty Salads really shows the reader the potential of a dish often thought of as a side and makes it the center of a meal by highlighting various ingredients full potential.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Beyond the Pages

    Who knew salads could be so interesting?!?! I loved this book. It was a treat to review. The recipes were simple and fun, for the most part. I was not overwhelmed in the least. I appreciated the pictures because it made the meals come to life. The recipes were easy to follow and actually achievable. The tips were great. And the encouragement was totally appreciated. For a foodie and "amateur" salad chef, this book was a dream resource. In summary, I want a hard copy. ;) Rating: 5/5 Recommend: Yes A Who knew salads could be so interesting?!?! I loved this book. It was a treat to review. The recipes were simple and fun, for the most part. I was not overwhelmed in the least. I appreciated the pictures because it made the meals come to life. The recipes were easy to follow and actually achievable. The tips were great. And the encouragement was totally appreciated. For a foodie and "amateur" salad chef, this book was a dream resource. In summary, I want a hard copy. ;) Rating: 5/5 Recommend: Yes Audience: All Status: Food/Health and Wellness Source: NetGalley ARC in exchange for an honest review

  7. 4 out of 5

    Graeme Roberts

    Mighty Salads is a mighty book. I am deeply saladophilic, and I know a thing or three about dressing, but the recipes are all new to me and very appealing. They are broken up into sections titled: Leafy Salads, Less-Leafy Vegetable Salads, Grain & Bean Salads, Pasta & Bread Salads, Fish & Seafood Salads, and Meat Salads. You can quickly find dressings, tips, and twists (all very useful) grouped in a separate index called Building Blocks. My wife always says that cookbooks without colo Mighty Salads is a mighty book. I am deeply saladophilic, and I know a thing or three about dressing, but the recipes are all new to me and very appealing. They are broken up into sections titled: Leafy Salads, Less-Leafy Vegetable Salads, Grain & Bean Salads, Pasta & Bread Salads, Fish & Seafood Salads, and Meat Salads. You can quickly find dressings, tips, and twists (all very useful) grouped in a separate index called Building Blocks. My wife always says that cookbooks without color photographs are useless, and I agree. Every recipe has a superbly styled and photographed image on the facing page. The matt finish is just perfect. Finally, I really like that measures are given in grams as well as American units. More cooks are going that way. I plan to give one of my daughters a copy for Christmas. Don't let on!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    This was a really great cookbook. Lots of appealing looking pictures, lots of ingredients I actually know, the only bad thing about it is all of the recipes are for salads. Sigh...... This means I really have no excuse for not eating healthier. Damn it! Thanks a lot Food52! Why you gotta go and be so enticing?! Damn you salad temptress!!!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    First book borrowed from my new job! We made two recipes out of it - an antipasto salad and shrimp with tangerine sauce. Both were excellent! I've even started implementing some of the tips (i.e. treating herbs like a bouquet) which is unusual for me. Old habits die hard.

  10. 5 out of 5

    lauren

    I want to make everything in here. Gotta step up my sauce game.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Candlewick Books

    Check out my blog for more reviews all things books: DearWilderness & Books This arc was offered by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Dust off your yoga mats, folks, rummage the back of your cupboards for you smoothie blenders, and take out your diet diaries. New Year, New Me. ...And I say that every year. Too bad my previous track records of keeping my new years resolution of eating healthy and exercising are often forgotten by February. Buuuut, if you're not like (don't be like me) a Check out my blog for more reviews all things books: DearWilderness & Books This arc was offered by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Dust off your yoga mats, folks, rummage the back of your cupboards for you smoothie blenders, and take out your diet diaries. New Year, New Me. ...And I say that every year. Too bad my previous track records of keeping my new years resolution of eating healthy and exercising are often forgotten by February. Buuuut, if you're not like (don't be like me) and you're goal orientated, this cookbook is perfect to set the new year right. With numerous ideas for salads, everyday will be a clean-eating day. Most of these salads require more than 8 ingredients, and may be costly if you live in a sun-deprived area, as I do. But, they're delicious and they don't taste like you're eating rabbit food. (Ron Swanson knows what's up) This cookbook does offer a wide variety of salads, so you're never hungry for variety. It's a nicely photographed cookbook, one that I'll be referencing throughout the year. You can read this review and others on my website: DearWilderness & Books Goodreads Tumblr also, follow me on instagram for all things books: Instagram With Love,

  12. 5 out of 5

    GONZA

    Nice and not too difficult recipes to made your salad different everyday. And as usual the pictures were wonderful. Ricette carine e non troppo difficile per fare un'insalata diversa al giorno. E come al solito le foto sono bellissime. THANKS TO NETGALLEY FOR THE PREVIEW

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lara

    Food52 has been busy lately. This is a solid addition to their selection of cookbooks. The recipes are organized into categories, such as leafy, grain or bread-based, and meat salads, to name a few. I made the Wild rice bowl with tofu, sweet potatoes, and roasted shallot vinaigrette. It was hearty and very good. It would make a good main dish and would work very well for a workplace brown bad meal. I also made the Brown butter Brussels sprouts with crispy quinoa. This salad had a surprising mix Food52 has been busy lately. This is a solid addition to their selection of cookbooks. The recipes are organized into categories, such as leafy, grain or bread-based, and meat salads, to name a few. I made the Wild rice bowl with tofu, sweet potatoes, and roasted shallot vinaigrette. It was hearty and very good. It would make a good main dish and would work very well for a workplace brown bad meal. I also made the Brown butter Brussels sprouts with crispy quinoa. This salad had a surprising mix of flavors, each of which stood out. It was also hearty and very good. The recipes tended to have long lists of ingredients, and may had involved preparation methods. Both of the salads I made required different ingredients be prepared before mixing them together (read required time and lots of pans and bowls). For someone looking to break out of the salad mold and prepare something completely different, this is a very good book. It is not for those looking to throw a salad together.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Aja Marsh

    Nicely styled and designed and photographed in true Food52 style and some interesting ideas in here, though not a ton for the vegans! Fun to flip through though and one salad I definitely want to try (carrot, date, and mung sprouts)

  15. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Long

    This book makes me hungry every time I look at it or read it. There are some really good salads in this book. I really want to just photocopy the thing. I might check to see if it is available on kindle and just buy it.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    Very extensive collection of recipes including a lot of earthy recipes (i.e. wholegrains, root vegetables) as well as some of the classics with European and Asian based choices as well. What I like a lot about Food52 cookbooks is all the helpful hints they give you such as how to refresh wilted greens, best way to store and easiest way to peel hardboiled eggs. This book is filled with good advice as well as gorgeous recipes. It has great photos and there is an abundant amount of dressing recipes Very extensive collection of recipes including a lot of earthy recipes (i.e. wholegrains, root vegetables) as well as some of the classics with European and Asian based choices as well. What I like a lot about Food52 cookbooks is all the helpful hints they give you such as how to refresh wilted greens, best way to store and easiest way to peel hardboiled eggs. This book is filled with good advice as well as gorgeous recipes. It has great photos and there is an abundant amount of dressing recipes and not just your standard vinaigrettes. I really want to try the seared scallop salad with black lentils, peanut noodle salad, spring vegetable panzanella and the Caesar- style kale salad sounds interesting.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    What a great resource! I eat a healthy diet as much as possible and salads are always a good option for a quick, good-for-me meal. Sometimes those salads get boring. Not anymore! I've tried many of the recipes and they're all yummy. Some of the highlights, for me are the Roast Grape, Butternut Squash & Kale Salad and the Steak & Tossed Salsa Verde Salad. I'm pretty sure I could eat the Cobb Salad with Hard-Boiled Egg Dressing every day. Wowser! I would have never put these combinations t What a great resource! I eat a healthy diet as much as possible and salads are always a good option for a quick, good-for-me meal. Sometimes those salads get boring. Not anymore! I've tried many of the recipes and they're all yummy. Some of the highlights, for me are the Roast Grape, Butternut Squash & Kale Salad and the Steak & Tossed Salsa Verde Salad. I'm pretty sure I could eat the Cobb Salad with Hard-Boiled Egg Dressing every day. Wowser! I would have never put these combinations together on my own and I'm thrilled I found these delicious recipes. I've been inspired by the book and am already putting together my own creative combinations.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Nathan Albright

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/10 Speed Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As a prolific eater and maker of salads, I tend to read a fair amount about them to see how salads are defined by others [1].  What I have tended to find in much of my reading is true here.  Many people who write about salads are hipsters who try to make salads overly complicated, with ingredients that are hard to find outside of left-wing enclaves within the United States, [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/10 Speed Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As a prolific eater and maker of salads, I tend to read a fair amount about them to see how salads are defined by others [1].  What I have tended to find in much of my reading is true here.  Many people who write about salads are hipsters who try to make salads overly complicated, with ingredients that are hard to find outside of left-wing enclaves within the United States, and include a large amount of ingredients I personally detest (mayo, okra, shitake mushrooms), are allergic to (mangoes), and that are offensive to the food laws of the Bible (pork, shellfish).  This book follows in that particular tradition, and so as is often the case with recipe books of this kind, this is not something that tends to be all that enjoyable to me as a writer.  That said, though, this book does include at least a few recipes I am curious to try, and that along with the book's fantastic photography by James Ransom makes this book worthwhile.  This may not be the best salad book around, but at least it provides something filling and lives up to my own modest expectations. The sixty salad dishes in this book are divided between several categories of salads, as is fairly common.  This book, for example, contains chapters on leafy salads, less-leafy vegetable salads, grain & bean salads, pasta & bread salads, fish & seafood salads, and meat salads.  These ought to be fairly easy to understand.  Some of these salads are ones which look pretty interesting with little or no removal or substitution of ingredients on my part:  the slow-roasted duck & apple salad, peanut noodle salad, and the charred broccoli & lentil salad, to give a few examples.  There are some thank yous and an index after the book's main contents and many of the recipes include various tips on how to improve salads and also create some distinctive dressings, many of which include ingredients I am not particularly fond of.  Some of the tips, like how to sprout one's own grains and beans and seeds, were appreciated, as I am quite fond of sprouts.  Readers who are fond of salads are likely to find at least something of interest here. Clearly, despite my love of salads, I am not the ideal audience for a book like this.  The authors are under the assumption that the more exotic and unconventional the ingredients one can use, the better.  Likewise, the recipes show no awareness of or obedience to the dietary laws of the Bible, and it can be safely assumed that many of the contributors and the ideal audience for this book are in general hostile to the Bible and its laws for conduct and behavior.  The basic point of the book, that salads can be turned into compelling dinners, is certainly amply demonstrated by the book.  It is a shame, though, that this book is written for the audience that probably needs its advice the least.  This book appears to have little interest in addressing concerns of the availability of obscure greens or the food allergies and sensitivities that many people have.  This is a book for people who have no restrictions on what they eat and choose to eat exotic salads.  For a book that is so lovingly illustrated and where there was such obvious care and attention paid to the photography and the layout, one wonders just how many people the editors of Food52 expect to read this book. [1] See, for example: http://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017/... https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017... https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017... https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017... https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017... https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017... https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017... https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017... https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017...

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tonstant Weader

    With something like nine cookbooks under their belts, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, the co-founders of Food52, are practiced at producing exactly what cooks need. Mighty Salads is their take on making salads that are not just an appetizer, but are an entire meal. These are substantial salads with a mix of ingredients and flavors that satisfy, not whet, the appetite. The salads are organized sensibly, by leafy greens, not-so leafy vegetables, grains, pasta and meat salads. I know when I think With something like nine cookbooks under their belts, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, the co-founders of Food52, are practiced at producing exactly what cooks need. Mighty Salads is their take on making salads that are not just an appetizer, but are an entire meal. These are substantial salads with a mix of ingredients and flavors that satisfy, not whet, the appetite. The salads are organized sensibly, by leafy greens, not-so leafy vegetables, grains, pasta and meat salads. I know when I think of making a salad, my thought process begins with what form it will take, grains, pasta, greens, or vegetables, so this organization makes sense to me. Many of the salads are incredibly appealing. For example, a salad of charred romaine, peas, scallions, and bacon caramelized with brown sugar and paprika. I need to go shopping to make it, but it’s on my list because it sounds so delicious especially with the narrative of the recipe suggesting some wine and a sunset. There are unique, fresh, and exciting salad recipes that are visual and sensory winners. The narrative is fun and light-hearted, using words like zhoosh and calling us readers cats, as in “you crazy cat”. There are many recipes with special ingredients most people will not have on hand, but then these are extraordinary salads with bold flavors and combinations. By special, I don’t mean weird and unheard of ingredients, but things folks generally buy for specific recipes because who has room in their fridge and pantry for so many items. I love the size of this cookbook, just short enough that it will fit on an ordinary book shelf, not an extra tall shelf. There are useful tips on how to substitute lettuces, keep herbs fresh, cut them, how to melt cheese smoothly, and how to make great eggs. The photos are beautiful, colorful, and sometimes appealing. I will confess that I am tired of the mess all over the countertop photos. I used to like them because they were something new and fresh. Now a clean counter would be original and fresh. There are some photos without a mess, but then the tablecloth is wrinkled, the folds not ironed out. It just seems to me that if someone spent this amount of time making a beautiful salad, they might spend a few minutes cleaning the counter and shaking out the tablecloth. And these are not quick and easy salads. They have many ingredients and sometimes require several steps, for example broiling each individual ingredient before mixing them in a salad. I don’t know about you, but if I put that effort in the cooking, I would serve them on a clean table with a neat tablecloth. It’s a fad, I get it. It’s beginning to wear thin because everybody is doing it now. I think is a good cookbook. I love salads and make them often and will not just make salads from this book, but make salads inspired by it….perhaps substituting an ingredient here or there for something new. I received a copy of Mighty Salads from the publisher through Blogging For Books. https://tonstantweaderreviews.wordpre...

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jessie Young

    Fabulous! Gorgeous book. From the moment I looked at the cover my mouth was watering. A good book description found right inside the cover of the book is "Does anybody need a recipe to make a salad? Of course not. But if you want your salad to hold strong in your lunch bag or carry the day as a one-bowl dinner, dressing on lettuce is t going to cut it." The book is full of beautiful pictures not only of the recipes, but of different types of greens, herbs, vegetables, fruits etc. There is a deta Fabulous! Gorgeous book. From the moment I looked at the cover my mouth was watering. A good book description found right inside the cover of the book is "Does anybody need a recipe to make a salad? Of course not. But if you want your salad to hold strong in your lunch bag or carry the day as a one-bowl dinner, dressing on lettuce is t going to cut it." The book is full of beautiful pictures not only of the recipes, but of different types of greens, herbs, vegetables, fruits etc. There is a detailed table of contents divided by salad type: leafy salads, Less-leafy vegetable salads, grain & bean salads, pasta & bread salads, fish & seafood salads, and meat salads. A few pages later you will find a building blocks table of contents including: Go Greens, Cooking Smarter, Just DIY it, Power Proteins, dress well, and to garnish. I love that you can find the different recipes for dressings from this page. Maybe I have a taste for an orange flavored salad. I can look on the list and find the Orange Dressing on page 74! The only thing that might make this easier to use is if the dressings were listed in alphabetical order instead of by page number. Each recipe comes accompanied by a picture (there were a few that were missing pictures but that's ok!), which in my opinion, tips my decision to buy or not buy a cook book. If there are lots of pictures I am much more likely to buy the book than if there are recipes without pictures. The recipe page of the two page spreads lists the ingredients Clearly in an easy to read font. Number of servings are included as well as a quick description of the salad followed by a little more info about the salad. These descriptions really make me want to try to make every salad in the book. They make me hungry just reading them. Directions for each recipe are given with easy to follow numbers by each point. There are also short reasons why you do what it's telling you to do. I find this incredibly helpful and a great learning tool that I can use while cooking other dishes. At the bottom of the page are some genius tips (not found on every single recipe.. but on most). These vary by recipe but are very helpful for substitutions if necessary or just tips to make salads better. There are also pages about herbs and other items like eggs etc. How to take care of them, how to prepare them, how to store them etc. so very helpful! Overall I love this book. I can't wait to make more recipes from it. Right now my favorite is the Roasted Chickpea Salad with Za'atar found on page 78, the Bagna Cauda Egg Salad on Rye Toast found on 89 and the Lemony Green Pasta Salad on page 90. Amazing book. You won't be disappointed. I can't wait to try some of Food52's other books too. I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books and the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    Food52 Mighty Salads: 60 New Ways to Turn Salad Into Dinner--And Make-Ahead Lunches, Too by Editors of Food52 (Contributor), Amanda Hesser (Foreword), Merrill Stubbs (Foreword) Wow this book was beautiful. I mean look at the cover it’s beautiful. You’ll find inside every kind of salad you’ve never thought of with pictures that make you hungry! I’m always looking for salad dressings to make from scratch, now they have wonderful recipes of salad dressings that change with each type of salad. There a Food52 Mighty Salads: 60 New Ways to Turn Salad Into Dinner--And Make-Ahead Lunches, Too by Editors of Food52 (Contributor), Amanda Hesser (Foreword), Merrill Stubbs (Foreword) Wow this book was beautiful. I mean look at the cover it’s beautiful. You’ll find inside every kind of salad you’ve never thought of with pictures that make you hungry! I’m always looking for salad dressings to make from scratch, now they have wonderful recipes of salad dressings that change with each type of salad. There are Leafy Salads, Less-Leafy Vegetable Salads, Grain and Bean Salads, Pasta and Bread Salads, Fish and Seafood Salads and Meat Salads. I wouldn’t have thought of several of those sections for meals, but they sure looked tasty I need to take a picture of a recipe make sure I have all of the ingredients and get into the kitchen and surprise my husband. He wouldn’t turn his nose up at these choices. He’s all for healthy meals with fresh new ingredients and I am hoping to incorporate some of my doTERRA Essential Oils into the salad dressings instead of some of the herbs. Loved this book. It doesn’t disappoint! I received this book through BloggingForBooks.com in exchange for an honest review! Description of the book: A collection of 60 recipes for turning ordinary salads into one-dish worthy meals. Does anybody need a recipe to make a salad? Of course not. But if you want your salad to hold strong in your lunch bag or carry the day as a one-bowl dinner, dressing on lettuce isn’t going to cut it. Make way for Mighty Salads, in which the editors of Food52 present sixty salads hefty with vegetables, meats, grains, beans, fish, seafood, pasta, and bread. Think shrimp and radicchio tossed in a bacon vinaigrette, a make-ahead jumble of white beans with charred lemon and fennel, slow-roasted duck and apples scattered across spicy greens. It’s comforting food made captivating by simply charring one ingredient or marinating another shaving some, or roasting a bunch. But because we don t always follow recipes, there are also loose formulas for confident off-roading, as well as back-pocket tips and genius tricks for improving any old salad. Because once you know how to fix too-salty dressing, wash greens once and for all, keep an avocado from browning, and even sprout your own grains, the humble salad starts looking a lot more interesting and a whole lot more like dinner."

  22. 4 out of 5

    Carole Gano

    WONDERFUL AND INTERESTING FLAVOR COMBINATIONS Mighty salads they are, featuring hearty ingredients from veggies to seafood. Along with sixty salads are recipes for some forty-seven dressings such as Pancetta-lime and Sriracha Miso Mayo. If this does not pique your interest, certainly recipes for pickled grains and grilled cheese croutons will. There is also a recipe for preserving lemons which tells how to keep them and for how long, information missing from most other preserved lemon recipes I h WONDERFUL AND INTERESTING FLAVOR COMBINATIONS Mighty salads they are, featuring hearty ingredients from veggies to seafood. Along with sixty salads are recipes for some forty-seven dressings such as Pancetta-lime and Sriracha Miso Mayo. If this does not pique your interest, certainly recipes for pickled grains and grilled cheese croutons will. There is also a recipe for preserving lemons which tells how to keep them and for how long, information missing from most other preserved lemon recipes I have seen. In addition, helpful hints are included such as keeping an avocado from browning, pitting olives easily, and making your lettuce last. This book is filled with pleasant surprises. Pickled Chorizo anyone? I tried three recipes, and every one was a keeper. Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard-Walnut Vinaigrette. Who would think of combining mustard, basil, garlic and walnuts? The flavors blend together so well - one does not overpower the other. Farro & Golden Beet Salad with Chive-Sage Dressing. I served this at a family gathering. It was so tasty the kids even gobbled it down. Featherweight Slaw. This was a nice mixture of cabbage, chicken, mayo, ginger, sesame seeds, basil, and almonds. It was very good; however, it was not as good for a left over. I was happy to find almost every salad has a picture. Also of note, under the title of each recipe is a skeleton list of ingredients. For example, under the roasted potato recipe title is: roasted roots + garlicky, mustardy vinaigrette + nuts + herbs + egg topper. This saves time reading the recipe. On the other hand, there is often a long list of ingredients which can take a little time to put together. Therecipes are so good, however, this does not deter me from trying more. If you have a partner in the kitchen, it could be fun. I highly recommend this book and thank BloggingforBooks for providing me a copy for my candid review.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Marla

    Since our cookbook club was meeting the week after Thanksgiving, we all decided we wanted a book with light and healthy (i.e. veggie-based) options. A quick Google search pulled up Mighty Salads as one of the top-rated options, and it didn't disappoint! The book offers a wide variety of recipes with easy, approachable steps. It definitely expands the definition of salads beyond the usual leafy green + veggie + dressing combo. Curried Chicken, Grape, & Cheddar Salad - 4/5. This is the one I ma Since our cookbook club was meeting the week after Thanksgiving, we all decided we wanted a book with light and healthy (i.e. veggie-based) options. A quick Google search pulled up Mighty Salads as one of the top-rated options, and it didn't disappoint! The book offers a wide variety of recipes with easy, approachable steps. It definitely expands the definition of salads beyond the usual leafy green + veggie + dressing combo. Curried Chicken, Grape, & Cheddar Salad - 4/5. This is the one I made, and while it tasted good I wished the chicken had had more of a curry flavor. I loved the sourdough croutons, but found myself wishing that I had a proper vent hood because I forgot how smoky my grill pan makes my house. Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Endive & Apple Salad - 5/5. I loved this one. Not only was it crisp and delicious but it felt like a nice, full meal. Chard Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs & Parmesan - 4/5. This one was also a hit - very easy and the chard's bitterness was nicely balanced by the garlicky breadcrumbs. Coconut Rice Salad with Mango, Bell Pepper, and Lime - 5/5. This was the universal favorite. Louisa cooked the rice in coconut milk for added coconut-tyness and it was sooooo good. Lemony Greek Pasta Salad - 5/5. I could eat this any day of the week. I love orzo! This was another dish that was light and delicious while still feeling like a full meal. The salty olives paired well with the lemon and dill. I'll definitely check this one out of the library again to try more recipes. Might need to invest in getting my own copy!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Gaele

    Salad! Oh sure, you think they are easy and then, you take that recipe and start to make dressing (with a whisk) and find a mess that alternates between oil and vinegar. Bleck. So, it was to the bottled dressings I went – and that was easy. But at least one dinner a week in our house is some sort of salad in the summer – usually grilled fish over a mix of greens – but even that gets boring. Enter this set of options from the editors of Food52. Recipes, combinations and more – all easy to switch Salad! Oh sure, you think they are easy and then, you take that recipe and start to make dressing (with a whisk) and find a mess that alternates between oil and vinegar. Bleck. So, it was to the bottled dressings I went – and that was easy. But at least one dinner a week in our house is some sort of salad in the summer – usually grilled fish over a mix of greens – but even that gets boring. Enter this set of options from the editors of Food52. Recipes, combinations and more – all easy to switch about and move a dressing or a topping from one to the other – plus near fool-proof options for croutons that are less salty, tastier and actually provide more than a mop for extra dressing, or crunch on a mostly green salad. I’ve used most of the options while eliminating ingredients, or substituting others, and I’ve found a few dressings that I also use as marinades and toppings for other dishes. Meatless or laden, there is something here for everyone – and even those who don’t want meat or fish on their salads (even if the recipe uses it) the removal of the protein doesn’t affect the salad negatively. Be aware that there may be ingredients that you’ll have to source on line unless you have a solid spice section in your local area – but fortunately all of those ‘unique’ spices won’t go to waste with these salads, or with other options for meals. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Virginia Campbell

    Compact, easy-to-hold, and user-friendly, “Food52 Mighty Salads” is filled with more than 60 recipes for salads and dressings that transform greens and fixings into delicious dinner salads. Accented with beautiful, deep-toned photographs suitable for its earthy subject, this is a cookbook that answers the question, “What’s for dinner?”, with some very fresh ideas. The types of salads are each featured with their own chapter: Leafy Salads, Less-Leafy Vegetable Salads, Grain & Bean Salads, Pas Compact, easy-to-hold, and user-friendly, “Food52 Mighty Salads” is filled with more than 60 recipes for salads and dressings that transform greens and fixings into delicious dinner salads. Accented with beautiful, deep-toned photographs suitable for its earthy subject, this is a cookbook that answers the question, “What’s for dinner?”, with some very fresh ideas. The types of salads are each featured with their own chapter: Leafy Salads, Less-Leafy Vegetable Salads, Grain & Bean Salads, Pasta & Bread Salads, Fish & Seafood Salads, and Meat Salads. Here’s just a sample of what you’ll “dig up” as you turn the pages: “Featherweight Slaw” with “Creamy Ginger Dressing”; “Antipasto Chopped Salad” with “Artichoke Dill Dressing”; “Spring Vegetable Panzanella” with “Pesto Dressing”; “Lemony Greek Pasta Salad” with “Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette”; “Radicchio & Shrimp Salad” with “Warm Bacon Vinaigrette”; “Spicy Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles” with “Lime-Sriracha Dressing”; and “Thai Pork Salad with Crisped Rice”. Scattered throughout the book are helpful hints and tasty tidbits like these: “Happy, Healthy Herbs”; “How to Save So-So (& Plain Terrible) Dressing”; “Easy Eggs”; and “How to Sprout Your Own Grains, Beans & Seeds (No Sunshine Required)”. There’s something here for everyone, but I did miss a section identifying various lettuces and greens with suggestions on their usages and best add-ins and dressing matches. Book Copy Gratis Ten Speed Press via Blogging For Books

  26. 5 out of 5

    Robert Hudder

    As always, the best way for me to judge a cookbook is to see what parts I would steal or which recipes I would like to try. This is a book on salads and there is good variety here. I am lucky enough to already have a good head for these kind of salads or meals that are vegetable centered. But there are a few ideas that I am going to steal. I'll put them here. Melty Cheese Dressing (p.3) 1.5 c Romano/Parmesan .5 c boiling water .5 c olive oil and salt and pepper Roasted Grapes (p.21) I just think this As always, the best way for me to judge a cookbook is to see what parts I would steal or which recipes I would like to try. This is a book on salads and there is good variety here. I am lucky enough to already have a good head for these kind of salads or meals that are vegetable centered. But there are a few ideas that I am going to steal. I'll put them here. Melty Cheese Dressing (p.3) 1.5 c Romano/Parmesan .5 c boiling water .5 c olive oil and salt and pepper Roasted Grapes (p.21) I just think this is a great idea. I already roast tomatoes and I can see how it would be great to have some of these sitting in the fridge. Maybe with some fruity olive oil. An idea I had about sprout, shoots or microgreens. In some ways, this is just food that is going off. Reminded me of some of the stuff that Redzepi does. Pickled Grains (p.57) for 175g 1.5c vinegar 3 tbsp sugar 1 tsp kosher salt bay leaf, dried chile + spices Boil and dissolve and then add 160g cooked hard grains. The last theft is using a mayo marinade to cook broccoli or other cruciferous veggies in. 1 c. mayo .5 c olive oil 2 cloves garlic cumin Aleppo pepper or pepper flakes smoked paprika So, for those who need a little more ideas, definitely buy this book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Who needs a book about salads? I do! Salads have come a long way from that hunk of iceberg lettuce with mayonnaise (or, shudder, Miracle Whip Salad Dressing) of my childhood. And this is the perfect season to get some salad inspirations-- which is what this book is for me: inspiration. I look at the recipes and the ingredients, and it helps me regroup my mind to plan a meal. I can't say that I've followed a recipe exactly, but I've used them as launching points, substituting when I don't have som Who needs a book about salads? I do! Salads have come a long way from that hunk of iceberg lettuce with mayonnaise (or, shudder, Miracle Whip Salad Dressing) of my childhood. And this is the perfect season to get some salad inspirations-- which is what this book is for me: inspiration. I look at the recipes and the ingredients, and it helps me regroup my mind to plan a meal. I can't say that I've followed a recipe exactly, but I've used them as launching points, substituting when I don't have something or someone is allergic to an item, skipping things neither of us enjoy, adding in some other favorites. This is a lovely collection of ideas for using leafy greens, fruits, veggies, proteins, grains, and more. These are salads with biceps (I'd say guts, but that implies heaviness and extras you don't want to carry) strength to carry a meal but also the ability to take a minor role in a different menu. Bottom line, for me is this is good inspiration for when I can't think of what to do with what's on hand. Thank you Blogging for Books and the wonderful Food52 for sharing this with me. Happy table; happy tummies.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Leah

    Between food blogs and Instagram, it seems there are few reasons to actually buy a cookbook. Since I work in a library, I do bring home books with enough eye appeal to capture my attention. As soon as this cookbook crossed my threshold, I filled it with tiny flags, made a shopping list and started cooking. Every recipe I tried was delicious and inspired me to try another. As my borrowing time came to an end, I decided I needed it to be mine. Last night I cooked a variation on a salad I’ve made a Between food blogs and Instagram, it seems there are few reasons to actually buy a cookbook. Since I work in a library, I do bring home books with enough eye appeal to capture my attention. As soon as this cookbook crossed my threshold, I filled it with tiny flags, made a shopping list and started cooking. Every recipe I tried was delicious and inspired me to try another. As my borrowing time came to an end, I decided I needed it to be mine. Last night I cooked a variation on a salad I’ve made a dozen times before, but this variation was so shockingly tasty I couldn’t believe it. Some times small tweaks make all the difference, and a little inspiration is just what we need to transform cooking from a chore to a pleasure.

  29. 4 out of 5

    (a)lyss(a)

    "If you wanted to soak your dried beans, like, yesterday all hope isn't lost." This is a collection of salad recipes broken down by type (i.e. bean, pasta, etc.). The pictures throughout the cookbook are helpful. There are some good recipes in here and tips for how to make your own vinaigrettes and dressings. There's also helpful hints like trying your dressing on the salad before declaring it "done" so it has the right taste. Unfortunately using the word salad doesn't mean something is healthy - "If you wanted to soak your dried beans, like, yesterday all hope isn't lost." This is a collection of salad recipes broken down by type (i.e. bean, pasta, etc.). The pictures throughout the cookbook are helpful. There are some good recipes in here and tips for how to make your own vinaigrettes and dressings. There's also helpful hints like trying your dressing on the salad before declaring it "done" so it has the right taste. Unfortunately using the word salad doesn't mean something is healthy - I was looking for recipes that blend a lot of vegetables and some of these are definitely more carb heavy but at least there is some variety.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Veronica

    Such a great cookbook. I'm always looking for healthier options for me and my family and I like the variety of salad options provided. Especially the warm salads! If you love Food52, you'll appreciate this book. *Received ARC from Netgalley.

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