Potato, Chicken, and Fresh Pea Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups fresh sugar snap peas
  • 2 cups chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
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Barley, Fennel, and Beet Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked barley (from about ⅔ cup dried)
  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 2 small golden beets, thinly sliced
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted almonds
  • ¼ cup torn fresh mint
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Toss barley, fennel bulb, beets, red onion, almonds, and mint in a large bowl with oil and vinegar; season with salt and pepper.

Wheely-Good Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) wagon wheel pasta
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 can (3.8 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) creamy Parmesan Romano salad dressing

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large serving bowl, combine the pasta, cheese, red pepper, olives and oregano.
  2. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Pea Shoots and Fennel Fronds

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds baby golden beets, scrubbed, tops and root ends trimmed
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Pea shoots (tendrils), fennel fronds, and flaky sea salt (for serving)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place beets in a shallow baking dish. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp. oil; season with kosher salt and pepper. Add ½ cup water and roast until beets are tender and a paring knife inserted into the center meets no resistance, 50–60 minutes. Let beets cool slightly, then peel.
  2. Cut beets in half and arrange on a platter. Whisk lemon juice, vinegar, and remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in a small bowl; drizzle over beets. Garnish with pea shoots and fennel fronds and season with flaky sea salt.

Gingered Spaghetti Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sesame ginger salad dressing
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced

Sesame-Lime Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • ½ red chili pepper (such as jalapeño or serrano), sliced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce, leaves torn into bite-size pieces (about 6 cups)
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 4 cups shredded chicken (from 1 2 to 2 ½ pound bird)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 cup crispy Chinese noodles
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves

Tenderloin, Cranberry and Pear Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Ingredients

  • 4 beef Tenderloin Steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
  • 1 package (5 ounces) mixed baby salad greens
  • 1 medium red or green pear, cored, cut into 16 wedges
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 cup prepared honey mustard
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt