Salad on a Stick

Turn your favorite summer salads into boardwalk-style skewers.

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Photo By: LEVI BROWN

Chef's Salad

Iceberg lettuce, radicchio, avocado, tomato, hard-boiled egg, turkey, ham, Swiss cheese, Persian cucumber

Dip in: Blue Cheese Dressing (recipe follows)

 

Blue Cheese Dressing

Combine 3 tablespoons each sour cream, mayonnaise and crumbled blue cheese with 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

 

Caesar Salad

Baby romaine mix, parmesan cheese, parmesan croutons (recipe below), caper, anchovy

Parmesan Croutons: Heat 2 smashed garlic cloves in a skillet with 2 tablespoons olive oil until golden, 5 minutes; discard the garlic. Cut 1/4 baguette into cubes; toss with the garlic oil, 1/2 cup grated parmesan and a pinch of salt. Bake at 400 degrees F, stirring until golden, 10 minutes. Let cool.

Dip in: Caesar Dressing (recipe follows)

 

Caesar Dressing

Puree 1/4 cup grated parmesan, 2 anchovies and 1 chopped garlic clove with 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 to 2 tablespoons water, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and a pinch of salt.

 

Garden Salad with Shrimp

Frisee, baby kale, baby carrot, shrimp, radish, cherry tomato

Dip in: Green Goddess Dressing (recipe follows)

 

Green Goddess Dressing

Puree 1/3 cup each chopped parsley and chives, 1/4 cup chopped tarragon, 1 tablespoon capers, 2 anchovies and 1 minced garlic clove with 1/2 cup each mayonnaise and sour cream, the juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and a few grinds of pepper.

Nicoise Salad

Cherry tomato, Bibb lettuce, boiled red potato, cooked green beans, hard-boiled egg, oil-packed tuna, nicoise olives

Dip in: Red Wine Vinaigrette (recipe follows)

Red Wine Vinaigrette

Whisk 1/4 cup red wine vinegar with 2 tablespoons each Dijon mustard and minced shallot and 1 tablespoon fresh thyme. Slowly whisk in 3/4 cup olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

 

Steakhouse Salad

Iceberg lettuce, thick-cut bacon, cocktail tomato

Dip in: Thousand Island Dressing (recipe follows)

Thousand Island Dressing

Whisk 1/2 cup mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons chili sauce, 3 minced cornichones plus 1/2 teaspoon brine, 1 teaspoon each horseradish and lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon Wocestershire sauce.

 

Cobb Salad

Endive, butter lettuce, chicken, tomato, slab bacon, blue cheese, avocado, hard-boiled egg

Dip in: Buttermilk-Chive Dressing (recipe follows)

Buttermilk-Chive Dressing

Whisk 1/2 cup buttermilk with 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon each Dijon mustard and chopped chives, 1 minced small garlic clove, 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and a few grinds of pepper.

 

Waldorf Salad

Butter lettuce, apple, celery, green grape, toasted walnut

Dip in: Creamy Lemon Dressing (recipe follows)

Creamy Lemon Dressing

Whisk 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt with 2 tablespoons each mayonnaise and finely chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon honey, the zest of 1/2 lemon and a few grinds of pepper. Season with salt.

 

Greek Salad

Romaine lettuce, baby spinach, cocktail tomato, feta cheese, red onion, seedless cucumber, kalamata olive, pepperoncini

Dip in: Lemon-Oregano Dressing (recipe follows)

Lemon-Oregano Dressing

Whisk 3 tablespoons lemon juice with 1 minced garlic clove, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard and 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano. Slowly whisk in 1/3 cup olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

 

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