salad Archives

“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). 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,...

If you’re a big fan of watermelon, now is the time to indulge – the juicy fruit is at the peak of its growing season. Watermelon is not only sweet and refreshing, it’s also a low-calorie snack that provides much-needed hydration during scorching Arizona summers. You can eat watermelon straight from the rind or use the luscious red fruit in a variety of dishes. To that end, we’ve rounded up five places in the Valley to enjoy watermelon salad.    Alma West x...

When you think about eating a salad, you probably envision cold, crisp lettuce in a bowl brimming with fresh vegetables. But have you ever cooked your greens on the barbecue? At Nook Kitchen, Executive Chef Nick LaRosa grills up a warm romaine salad and it’s hearty enough to serve with a steak knife.

“I put everything in there that I like to eat – bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers and hard boiled eggs,” he says of the recipe. Customers sometimes add poached shrimp, grilled chicken or a short rib. “That’s a serious salad.”


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