French in a Flash: Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Recipe

[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky] My grandmother never made a dinner party without a cooked beet salad. She still doesn’t. It is a prerequisite. Do we have wine? Napkins? And the cooked beet salad? It’s always small, sitting in a white bowl with sliced boiled beets tossed with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and raw garlic. It’s…

Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

There are different types of goat cheese, such as the delightfully named crottins de chèvre, but for this recipe it’s better to use the bûche, or log-shaped cheeses. There is a wonderfully earthy taste to good goat cheese, which mixes beautifully with really fresh salad leaves, crunchy walnuts, and good, spicy olives.–Joanne Harris and Fran…

Celery Blue Cheese Salad

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the blue cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, salt, and pepper until well combined. Pick the celery leaves and set aside. Thinly slice the celery stalks on the bias and add both the celery and the leaves to the dressing and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Chef’s Salad

Ingredients:6 slices bacon1 1/2 pounds romaine lettuce hearts (2 to 3 hearts)8 ounces cooked turkey breast, not sliced4 ounces cooked ham, not sliced4 ounces Swiss cheese, not sliced1 lemon1 scallion1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream2 tablespoons light mayonnaiseCoarse salt and ground pepperInstructions:1. Cook bacon: Heat a large skillet over medium. Add bacon, and cook until browned…

Cauliflower-and-Spinach Salad

  Cauliflower-and-Spinach Salad The Chef Anthony Mangieri of Una Pizza Napoletana ServingsServes 6 Ingredients1 cauliflower, broken into florets 1/2 bunch spinach 3 tablespoons small salted capers, rinsed 15 mixed Italian olives, pitted 1/4 cup walnut halves, split 1/2 cup paper-thin-sliced pecorino Romano, broken into pieces 3/4 cup Southern Italian extra-virgin olive oil, preferably Sicilian or…

Spinach Salad

The Apartment Therapist has been working late for the last few months, and so we’ve been forced to eat late dinners. When you eat at 9:30, but try to be in bed by 10:30, you have a potential digestive disaster on your hands. My solution: a salad and a glass of wine, nothing more. Some…