12+ Unique Salads

Last Updated February 15, 2018
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char-grilled squid salad and other unique salad recipes

Have a look at these beautiful salads. Each has something extra -- unexpected ingredients or flavor combinations -- that make them a stand-out on any dinner table.

Parsley and Radish Salad

Invigorating and refreshing, this is an ideal vegetarian winter salad: great handfuls of dark green flat-leaf parsley, sliced radishes and celery for crunch, radicchio for color, salty capers, and a...

Apple Bird's Nest Salad

I like having warm elements in salad and felt that this would be intriguing. It is a little time consuming but ABSOLUTELY worth the effort.

Seyval Blanc Poached Apple Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Huber’s estate-grown Seyval Blanc is fresh and tart, the green apple notes jumping from the glass followed by a hint of lime and a touch of minerality. This salad embraces the apple flavor by...

Jicama Salad with Asian Pear

Crisp, spicy, sweet and refreshing.

Cauliflower Salad

This is my favorite mock potato salad that can be easily prepared vegan by omitting the egg and mayo.

Pickled Tea Leaf Salad (Laphet Thoke)

Laphet Thoke, or Pickled Tea Leaf Salad, is served in Myanmar (Burma) for any and all occasions: parties, weddings, funerals and all religious ceremonies. We eat this dish as a snack, as part of a...

Thai Green Papaya Salad with Salted Field Crab (Som Tum Pla Ra)

Thai papaya salad
In Thailand when you order som tum from a street or market stall, all the ingredients are muddled fresh right in front of you, in a traditional clay mortar using a wooden pestle.

Beet Grapefruit Salad

Perk up your winter blues with this cheery cold plate. This combination strikes just the right notes—earthy to neutral to floral—firm to creamy to juicy—vegetable, fruits, greens. And color!...

Old School Brooklyn Hot Salad

Not really a salad, and not that hot either, this relishy sauce hearkens back to a time when Italian-American cuisine was still trying to position itself in a way that the mainstream could understand...

Costa Rican Cabbage 
and Olive Oil Salad

This recipe is a nice way to enjoy a zingy fresh dish in the winter and would pair well with grilled or roasted meats or with rice and beans.

Char-grilled Squid Salad

char-grilled squid salad
Soft squid and crumbly potatoes are set off perfectly here with crunchy herb bread crumbs and citrus dressing.

Frisée Salad with Roasted Mushrooms and Parmesan-Anchovy Toast

Frisée has an extremely robust bitter flavor. Combined with its odd texture, it can be confusing to the palate. This warm salad, showcasing winter mushrooms, gives frisée exactly what it needs;: a...

Winter salad

Crunchy and colourful, this salad is a fresh cold weather treat.

Green Juice Salad

green juice salad
Mozzerella in a green sea of spicy sorrel juice.
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