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5 Inspired Salads for Summertime

5 Inspired Salads for Summertime

Hearty salads are the ultimate summertime dinner solution. These five new ones are refreshingly unexpected, delicious, and remarkably easy to make: There’s a Middle East–inspired wedge with tahini, sumac, and chickpeas; a light riff on the classic Italian pea and rice porridge risi e bisi; and a stunning version of the staple Indian carrot and mung bean salad dressed with warm mustard-seed-infused oil and lots of fresh cilantro and coconut. They’re all gorgeous to look at and impossibly tasty, and each makes a spectacularly simple all-in-one meal for a summer evening.

  • Carrot Salad with Sprouted Mung Beans

    Carrot Salad with Sprouted Mung Beans

    Full of texture and flavor, this salad is hearty and hydrating, cooling and a little hot all at once.

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  • Middle East–Inspired Wedge

    Middle East–Inspired Wedge

    Cool, crunchy lettuce + creamy dressing + flavor-bomb toppings = the magic formula that makes the classic wedge salad the all-star that it is. We kept the formula but played with Middle Eastern ingredients like tahini, sumac, and chickpeas to reimagine this favorite.

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  • Miso Chicory Salmon Salad

    Miso Chicory Salmon Salad

    This salad is stunning to look at and a pleasure to eat because it’s so well balanced: It’s got rich, savory salmon; bitter greens; and a creamy, umami-packed dressing with bright lime zest. It’s impressive enough for company but easy to pull off as a dinner for one.

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  • Risi e Bisi Salad

    Risi e Bisi Salad

    This is classic Italian comfort food (“risi e bisi” literally means “rice and peas”) made over for summer. It’s the perfect combination of raw and cooked—it works great as a side dish or with a seven-minute egg for a main dish.

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  • Roasted Eggplant Salad

    Roasted Eggplant Salad

    This hearty eggplant salad is delicious served warm or cold. Summer is the best time for eggplant, so it’s a perfect way to show them off during peak season.

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