Man-Sized Salads

Dinner,In Season,Recipes,Seasonal Foods,Spring
March 16, 2011

A manly-man approach to dressing up dainty spring greens.

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When a man refers to his "salad days," he almost definitely isn't talking about the time he went on a nine-day veggie and juice diet to shed a few pesky pounds. Through a manly-man's eyes, salads are flimsy food intended more for Peter Cottontail and creatures of his rabbity ilk than for a big strong he-man who just put in nine hard hours at the office.

So if you want that guy to dive into a plate of mostly raw vegetables with gusto—whether as a main dish or as a side—you're going to have to give him something he can sink his teeth into. We've got a few hearty salad recipes that will make put down the burger, pick up a fork, and dig in.

Beef and Red Pepper Pesto Salad

Beef and Red Pepper Pesto Salad

A main-dish salad with color, flavor, and steak.

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Cobb Salad

The classic Cobb Salad is back and as popular as it was when it first became a hit in the 1930s at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant.

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Salad Lyonnaise

Make a meal of salad with bacon, eggs and potatoes.

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Thai Beef Salad

The contrasting textures of greens, beef and peanuts are accented by a vibrant dressing.

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