Now there is no reason that you or your mom might not want a big juicy steak on Mother’s Day, or a bowl of pasta , but something about Mother’s Day makes me think salads.It’s very likely it’s because Mother’s Day pretty much coincides with Spring really being in full force, and Spring speaks to me of salads.
Love this quote from Elizabeth David :
“I don’t altogether agree that a plain green salad ever becomes a bore – not, that is, if it’s made with fresh, well-drained crisp greenstuff and a properly seasoned dressing of good-quality olive oil and a sound wine vinegar.But I do agree that all this talk about ‘tossed salads’ is a bore; it seems to me that a salad and its dressing are things we should take more or less for granted at a meal, like bread and salt; and not carry on about them.”
Elizabeth David (1913-1992) ‘The Spectator’, 1961 I don’t think I fully know what she means, but the language is just wonderful.
33 Salad Recipes for Mother’s Day Indonesian Chicken Salad This is the salad for people who might not think a main-course salad is really a thing.(And if you’ve ever ordered Chinese Chicken Salad on a menu, this is for you.) Get the Recipe Simple Vegetarian Spring Pasta Salad This pasta salad is portable and flexible.

It’s also a nice way to play around with the vegetables of the season.Get the Recipe Salmon, Arugula, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Proof that salads can be sexy.Get the Recipe Tomato, Zucchini and Bulgur Salad A great grain and vegetable salad for all kinds of occasions.

Get the Recipe Salmon Salad with Jalapeno Scallion Dressing Pretty and delicious, with a nice little kick.Get the Recipe Greek Tabbouleh Salad A Mediterranean twist on a very classic Middle Eastern bulgur wheat salad Get the Recipe Smoky Chipotle Chicken Salad A little heat and a lot of crunch.Get the Recipe Korean Tofu Salad The flavors of Korean cooking are front and center in this recipe.It’s an amazing balance of spicy and sweet and savory.Get the Recipe Mediterranean Tomato Wheat Berry Salad with Fresh Herbs This salad has a whole lot going on in terms of color, texture, taste, and nutrition.

Get the Recipe Greek Salad with Flank Steak When you can’t decide between salad and steak (and you want have your steak but eat it, too – or something like that).Get the Recipe Sesame-Honey Quinoa and Carrot Salad with Sliced Avocado A very nice thing to happen to a bowl of quinoa.

Get the Recipe Pasta Salad with Chicken and Chipotle Dressing Leftovers join forces to become this better-than-I-expected salad.Get the Recipe Vietnamese Shrimp Salad Bright and beautiful and free from regrets.Wish I could say that about everything in my life.Get the Recipe Simple Vegetarian Pasta Salad So easy, so colorful, so make ahead, so crowd-pleasing….and actually a vegan pasta salad, too).

Get the Recipe Wild Rice and Broccolini Salad Delicious, make-ahead, portable, room temperature – there is a lot to love about this grain salad.Get the Recipe Kamut Tabbouleh Salad Adding grains to green salads gives them a definite level of umph.Get the Recipe Couscous Salad with Shrimp and Pesto Dressing This summery dish pretty well underscores the thought that we eat with our eyes.Get the Recipe Herbed Salmon over a Soft Green Herby Salad Mix and match any lettuces and herbs you like as a bed for this soft, savory slow cooked salmon.Get the Recipe Classic Greek Salad It’s hard to say who likes Greek salad the most in our family.It makes it into a meal often, and it’s one of our go-to orders at any diner.

Get the Recipe Farro and Vegetable Salad I love the way the additional of a couple of handfuls of cooked whole grains adds so much heft and interest to a salad.Get the Recipe Pasta Salad with Salmon and Creamy Cilantro Dressing This dish turns lunch into a luncheon.Get the Recipe Red Salad with Citrus, Honey and Thyme Vinaigrette Red is the new green.Get the Recipe Bistro Salad with Warm Goat Cheese A little bistro in your very own house.

Get the Recipe Artichoke, Feta and Roasted Pepper Couscous Salad A room temperature salad made with Mediterranean couscous is one of my pernennial go-to’s.Get the Recipe Shrimp and Corn Salad with Basil Dressing A must-make when corn is in season.This is such a good looking and satisfying salad for later summer.Get the Recipe Chicken Satay Salad The salad for anyone who can’t get enough of that great peanutty chicken satay dressing.

A serious salad meal.Get the Recipe Pasta Salad with Chicken, Green Olives, and Ramp Vinaigrette Chicken salad meets Spring.This pasta salad is heavy on the chicken.Get the Recipe Pea Shoot Salad with Shrimp, Goat Cheese and Citrus Vinaigrette Don’t let the preciousness of the title fool you – this is one hell of a good salad.

Get the Recipe Greek Chicken Pasta Salad This is so, so pretty, and can be made ahead, which is great when you have a crew of guests.Get the Recipe Smoky Sweet Thai Grilled Flank Steak Salad A fantastic Thai twist on a steak salad.Gary said he would have paid good money for this meal.Aw.

Get the Recipe Chopped Salad with Chicken, Tomatoes and Lemon Thyme Dressing This was one of the best lunches ever, just that perfect chopped salad.Get the Recipe Pasta and Salmon Salad with Ramp Dressing A springtime pasta perfect for a picnic, a buffet, or for a potluck.Get the Recipe Vegetable and Brown Rice Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing The perfect thing to bring to a potluck.Get the Recipe
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