Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Food52 Mighty Salads: 60 New Ways to Turn Salad into Dinner--and Make-Ahead Lunches, Too Hard by Editors of Food52

Book Description:  A collection of 60 recipes for turning ordinary salads into one-dish worthy meals. 
Does anybody need a recipe to make a salad? Of course not. But if you want your salad to hold strong in your lunch bag or carry the day as a one-bowl dinner, dressing on lettuce isn’t going to cut it.
Make way for Mighty Salads, in which the editors of Food52 present sixty salads hefty with vegetables, meats, grains, beans, fish, seafood, pasta, and bread. Think shrimp and radicchio tossed in a bacon vinaigrette, a make-ahead jumble of white beans with charred lemon and fennel, slow-roasted duck and apples scattered across spicy greens. It’s comforting food made captivating by simply charring one ingredient or marinating another—shaving some, or roasting a bunch.
But because we don’t always follow recipes, there are also loose formulas for confident off-roading, as well as back-pocket tips and genius tricks for improving any old salad. Because once you know how to fix too-salty dressing, wash greens once and for all, keep an avocado from browning, and even sprout your own grains, the humble salad starts looking a lot more interesting—and a whole lot more like dinner.

My Thoughts:  We are trying to eat healthier and so when I saw this book I knew I needed it.

There are 60 wonderful recipes for salads.  Not just a lettuce and tomato kind but salads packed with protein and nutrients.

When it comes to making a salad I get stumped.  So this book has helped me to go beyond the boring and actually make a meal out of a one bowl supper.  

Some of the salads are a little on the "dicey" side for us . . . we don't eat roasted duck, I'm not even sure where to find such a delicacy.  But there are other salads that are great.  We like eggs so I began with a more simple salad that included soft boiled eggs.  It was good and filling.  And we felt better after eating a much healthier supper.

The tips for washing and keeping greens and how to keep an avocado from turning brown are quite helpful.

A lovely book with great directions to help us all eat a little more healthier.

*This book was provided for review by Waterbrook/Multnomah*

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (April 11, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399578048
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399578045

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