Salads

Grapefruit Chicken Salad

A tart and sweet twist on traditional chicken salad, and a great way to use leftover chicken.

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Locally-produced Renaissance Farm's Sweet Basil Vinaigrette is great to have in the fridge to make a simple dish special. Delicious over salads, of course, but also nice drizzled on grilled meats or used as a marinade.

Kale and Honeydew Summer Salad

The hearty flavor of the kale (I recommend lacinato) combines with the sweetness of melon and the richness of the cheese to make a knock-out salad!

Kumquat and Red Cabbage Slaw

Did you know kumquats are one of the only citrus fruits you can eat whole? Experiment with the dressing in this tasty and simple slaw until it suits your fancy. The sweet/tart combination of the kumquat fruit and rind contrast beautifully with the crunch of the red cabbage!

Kumquat Salsa

Charming kumquats make for excellent salsa! Spoon over the usual quesadilla, munch with chips, or serve over a protein of your choice. Play with the ingredients- add whatever attracts your notice!

Make-Ahead Artichoke Salad

This delicious side dish is perfect for a buffet, potluck or anytime. Be sure to allow enough time for the salad to marinate.

Mango Papaya Salad

Part fruit salad and part green salad, this refreshing hybrid is the best of both worlds! Crisp romaine topped with a summery trio of tropical fruits (mango, papaya and avocado) that will satisfy and delight the whole family. Top with this easy and delicious balsamic and blended fruit dressing, which adds freshness and flavor though very little fat or calories. Candied almonds add crunch. An unusual treat that may become a summer staple after spending long days in the sun.

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

The sweet potato has never tasted so good! One of your favorite dishes re-imagined with more color and flavor than ever before.

Max's Slaw

This is a delicious vegetable slaw that uses Willy Street Co-op's convenient packaged up Slaw Mix, available in Produce, and invented by Max of West Produce fame. The Slaw Mix incorporates green and red shredded cabbage, and carrots, with occasional appearances by beauty heart radishes, savoy cabbage, and yellow carrots, when available. The dressing in the recipe is quick to whip up, and you'll have a great dish on the table in no time!

Minty Stone Fruit Salad

This would be delicious with any combination of summery stone fruit - experiment! Use what looks good, and you'll have a fantastic salad.

Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad

This salad is already quite hearty, with dried fruit, toasted nuts, and lots of fragrant fresh mint, but could be made even more substantial with the addition of bulgur or couscous.

Panzanella Salad with Beans

"It's filling, versatile, and beautiful on a plate. This traditional Italian salad is meant for summer when tomatoes are at their peak, so don't even try to attempt this with less-than-stellar tomatoes or you'll be disappointed with the results." - Jeannette Ordas

Pear-Hazelnut Salad

This is a gorgeous rustic salad. Use the most beautiful greens you can find.

Radicchio, Carrot, and Cara Cara Orange Salad

This crunchy, brightly-colored salad has a touch of spice from fresh ginger and shallot dressing. If you don't have any bulgur on hand, feel free to substitute rice, quinoa, or couscous, and if Cara Cara oranges aren't available, use navels.

Rainbow Beets with Orange Vinaigrette

We are lucky here in Wisconsin to have 4 distinct seasons. Unfortunately, by this time of year there aren’t a lot of local produce choices available to us. Thank goodness for our root vegetables, which stay with us to the welcome arrival of spring. Combine local rainbow beets with very in season (if only in FL and CA) citrus for a fresh winter dish that is sure to please!

Salad of Jicama and Papaya

This salad is summer food at its finest. Crisp, juicy, refreshing and textured, jicama and papaya make an unlikely yet delightful duo, especially when paired with this light orange juice dressing atop a bed of crunchy Bibb lettuce.

Salad Of Sorrel, Endive And Mushrooms With Walnut Dressing

“This earthy salad recipe is adapted from Elizabeth Schneider's Uncommon Fruits & Vegetables (Perennial Library 1986). The sourness of the sorrel and bitterness of the endive are countered by the sweetness of balsamic vinegar and walnuts.” – NPR.com