Salad for Dinner: Simple Recipes for Salads That Make a Meal

Salad for Dinner: Simple Recipes for Salads That Make a Meal

by Tasha DeSerio
     
 

It's easy—and delicious—to turn salads into main meals with this original collection from chef DeSerio. As more and more home cooks are looking to eat healthy using local and regional offerings, the whole-meal salads highlighted here will satisfy vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.See more details below

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It's easy—and delicious—to turn salads into main meals with this original collection from chef DeSerio. As more and more home cooks are looking to eat healthy using local and regional offerings, the whole-meal salads highlighted here will satisfy vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Usually relegated to a chapter in most cookbooks, salads come front and center in this appealing guide. Chez Panisse alum and food writer (Bon Appetit; Food and Wine) De Serio offers 100 new ways to make fresh, healthy main meals built on plant-based ingredients. De Serio starts with the basics—key ingredients and techniques for throwing together a salad on the fly, such as toasting nuts, making croutons and washing greens. The chapters focus on salad types—“Leafy”; “Vegetable and Fruit”; “Grain, Bread and Pasta”; and “Legumes.” Throughout, De Serio’s recipes showcase a playful mix of colors, flavors, and textures, from escarole with apple, celery, roquefort, and pecans to a succotash salad. While lighter eaters might gravitate toward delicate dishes such as herb salad with beets, oranges, and almonds, her warm salads like cauliflower with brown butter vinaigrette, sieved egg and toasted breadcrumbs, and cabbage with mustard vinaigrette and bacon lardons are heartier concoctions. Meat and seafood appear on many recipes, but there are plenty of options for vegetarians. A valuable resource for home cooks looking for ways to liven up their repertoire. Photos. (Mar.)
From the Publisher
"What could be more important than a book that revolves entirely around beautiful salads? Now, more than ever, we need to focus on simple, fresh, pure food—and Tasha has been a vital part of this delicious revolution. It is her fine-tuning of taste that makes this book so valuable. " —Alice Waters "If you really want to know how to make a good salad, look no further. Tasha DeSerio is the teacher you need. Tasha is one of my favorite cooks, and here she offers her experience, common sense, and artistry to the finer points of salad-making. No one does it better. Brava!" —David Tanis, author of "A Platter of Figs," and "Heart of the Artichoke" "Tasha set a new gold standard with her salads at Chez Panisse. This book reveals her secrets. It is a delight to have access to her recipes, ripe with good advice from a seasoned chef. Her skills and sense of humor will make you run to the market and start cooking." —Judy Rodgers and Gilbert Pilgram, owners of Zuni Cafe "Finally, dinner salads get the respect they deserve! Tasha's recipes are fresh and appealing and her tone encouraging. Each recipe features simple but brilliant ingredient pairings, assuring that dinner salads are never boring again. With gorgeous photos and generous tips and sidebars, "Salad for Dinner" is a must-have cookbook that manages to be practical and inspiring, too." —Susie Middleton, editor-at-large for" Fine Cooking "magazine and author of Fast, Fresh & Green "If you love 'fresh' like I do, you'll be inspired by Tasha's salad book. Just reading it made me want to run to the farmers' market. The only problem—every recipe sounds more delicious than the last, so it's difficult for me to decide which salad I want to make first!" —Joanne Weir, Chef, James Beard award-winning cookbook author, and host of the PBS show Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence "Having worked with Tasha at Chez Panisse for years, it's no wonder that her book, "Salad for Dinner," is as wonderfully composed as the delicious foods

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600854316
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
578,388
Product dimensions:
8.03(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.54(d)

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