The Complete Salad Cookbook - America's Test Kitchen


The Complete Salad Cookbook is a game-changing compilation of foolproof salad recipes. A modern guide to preparing healthful, colorful, and fresh salad meals, this cookbook will transform the way you think about greens, fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins. Build better salads with our innovative tips and tricks that guide you through assembling salads, storing and buying greens, and preparing dressings. Recipes incorporate unexpected toppings such as marinated tofu, pomegranate seeds, chocolate, and more (even octopus!). You'll learn creative ingredient combinations to maximize flavor and get useful building-block recipes for adding heft to any salad. Introductory resources showcase the range of salads with beautiful, full-color photographs with notes that explore the different types of arrangements (tossed, composed, layered, warmed and wilted, etc.) to help you understand the interplay between texture and flavor. Our multifaceted approach to salads gives you the recipes and tools you need to create satisfying salads all year long

Recipes: 266
Format: Softcover
Pages: 424

The secrets to successful salad making

Salad improv

Learn our favorite techniques for boosting flavor and how to give your salads that extra special touch. From toasting and blooming nuts and spices to shaving, grating, and salting your vegetables, we provide salad prep hacks you’ll use again and again on the fly.

Mastering vinaigrettes

A great vinaigrette imparts flavor to salads and blends easily with the main ingredients. Explore the science of emulsification and whisking, and learn tips and tricks for making the perfect vinaigrette.

Curated recipe lists

Find inspiration for your next meal with our themed recipe lists. Here's a sneak peek of some of the recipe groupings: winter salads, celebration salads, salads in less than 30 minutes, and more.