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