6 Salads to Try in 2022

Leah LeMoineJanuary 25, 2022
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“You don’t win friends with salad,” they sang on The Simpsons. Clearly, those Springfield silly billies never tried these enticing ensaladas.

Chicken Panzanella
Nothing wins over a salad skeptic like panzanella, Italy’s glorious salad of crusty bread soaking up vinaigrette and tomato juices. Federal Pizza adds chicken ($13.75). federalpizza.com

Grilled Watermelon Salad
No ho-hum fruit plate at the larder + the delta. Chef Stephen Jones grills his watermelon and playfully pairs it with watermelon radishes, watermelon molasses and roasted cashews ($11). thelarderandthedelta.com

The BIG Salad
Mingle + Graze chef-owner Mahfam Moeeni Alarcon dresses her greens, veggies, feta, pistachios and pickled onions with an exhilarating mint and fig vinaigrette ($10). mingleandgraze.com

Pablo Picasso Mexico Salad
For sheer volume, you can’t beat this Oregano’s classic, a mountain of chicken or pinto beans, romaine, cheese, cilantro, tomatoes, onions and corn tortilla chips ($11.79). oreganos.com

The Wedge
Sometimes you just want a classic, done exceedingly well. Bourbon Steak’s wedge is simple ($18) – blue cheese, bacon, egg, tomato, onion, buttermilk dressing – but superlative.

Yum Makuer Yao
Heartier appetite? Make your way through Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery’s mélange of grilled eggplant, minced chicken and prawns with lime-coconut dressing ($16). scottsdale.soifour.com


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