Need to cool things off? Try these refreshing salad recipes for an earth-friendly alternative to cranking up the AC.
Summer Watermelon Salad:
Two words: Pure Genius. Irresistibly yummy and good-looking in the same bite, this salad is also a breeze to prepare. Recipe: http://www.ilanafreddye.com/2012/06/summer-salad.html
Fatty Crab’s Crispy Pork and Watermelon Salad:
Wow yourself and your guests with this Southeast Asian-inspired creation from celebrity chef Zak Pelaccio. It requires a bit of effort (and sweat) to prepare, but you’ll be rewarded with a dish that superbly balances exciting flavors and textures. Recipe: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/04/zakary-pelaccios-crispy-pork-and-watermelon-salad-fatty-crab.html
Battersby’s Crispy Kale Salad:
Serious foodies have been in on this for a long time (omgkalesalad.tumblr.com). Kale has inspired so much adulation that even your trusty mainstream news media has recently picked up on it. This recipe from Battersby in Brooklyn, NY, was named ‘Best Salad of 2012’ by New York Magazine. Recipe: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2012/09/crispy-kale-salad-with-lime-dressing
If you have more cool salad recipes to share, we would love to hear it!
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By Yen Shing