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Raising the Salad Bar: Beyond Leafy Greens--Inventive Salads with Beans, Whole Grains, Pasta, Chicken, and More Paperback – June 5, 2007
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About the Author
Alison Shaw is a fine-art and editorial photographer who lives and works on Martha's Vineyard, which has provided the inspiration and subject matter for much of her color and black-and-white photography. Over 5000 of her original fine art prints are in public and private collections. Alison's work appears regularly in Yankee Magazine, Martha's Vineyard Magazine and Cape Cod Life.
Top Customer Reviews
So is the Grilled Chicken Salad with Red and Yellow Peppers and Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette.
I can't understand the reviewer who said the dressings were too oily and sweet. I've never tasted such delicious salads in my life. And the dressings are over-the-top delicious.
The food critics agree. The book has received glowing reviews. Check out the review in The Seattle Times if you don't believe me.
There are more than 70 salads featured in this cookbook, and so far, the ones I've sampled are as delicious as they look in the gorgeous photographs.
I dare anyone to try the Wheat Berry Salad on p. 195 and not love it. Or any of the salads I mentioned above. Or the Jicama, Mango and Green Cabbage Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette. Or the Cajun Shrimp and Corn Salad with Lime-Chile Dressing. Or The Seared Salmon with Baby Greens and Mango Salsa Vinaigrette. Or the Mixed Greens and Radicchio Salad with Grilled Sliced Steak. The Gremolata Dressing with greated lemon zest is a perfect complement to the steak--and certainly not sweet, but not bitter either. This reader and cook thought the Gremolate Dressing was outstanding with the steak. Certainly beats your standard Steak Sauce!
I could go on and on, but if you are a salad lover, don't just take my word for it. Buy the book and sample some of the dozens of scrumptious salads in RAISING THE SALAD BAR. I'd be surprised if you don't agree with me.
I love this book. The recepies are easy and the salads are very good. The other good thing is that on the back, it has a section of only salad dressings. I strongly recommend this book.
My favorite recipes are the Wheatberry and the Chicken Salad recipes. The Fried Tomato and Lobster salad are this side of outrageous! What I like best about this book versus other cook books I have is that these recipes tend to bring out the natural goodness and flavor of the main ingredients rather then mask them w/thick and oily dressings.
The recipes are easy to read. The instructions are straightforward and the end product is always gorgeously presented.
Best of all, the tastes of the recipes live up to expectations. They come out perfectly as written. I have had great success with every recipe I've tried thus far with my favorites being the Lemony Asparagus and Artichoke Pasta Salad and the Lentil Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette. Both were so good I could easily imagine them on a restaurant menu and found myself licking my plate clean. Given these results I cannot wait to try more recipes including Tabouli Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Parsley and Mint and Thai Quinoa Salad. The only challenge with this cookbook is deciding which salad to make next as each recipe sounds better than the last.
If you love salads and are looking for more variety than what you've found in other books this is certainly the resource for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK. A FRIEND OF A FRIEND HAS THIS BOOK AND MADE ONE OF THE BEAN SALADS THAT WAS DELICIOUS AND I TOOK A PICTURE OF THAT RECIPE BUT AS I CONTINUED LOOKING... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Vicki Jones
One of 3 books we used all summer long to enjoy healthy alternatives to the standard summer eats!!! Thanks Amazon for the superb delivery!!!Published 2 months ago by Patti Smith
How many cookbooks do you buy and never use? This is not one of those.
Work potluck? BBQ with friends? Need a quick side dish to go with your dinner protein? Read more
I own a lot of cookbooks and this is by far one of the best. There is something for everyone, even people who don't like salad!, and I have found some new favorites. Read morePublished 8 months ago by abz
Excellent book! A book you would actually use. Many delicious recipes.Published 11 months ago by Gardengal
I work in a small College, food service. I have just started this position, for 2015-16. school year. I take care of baking, and the salad bar. Read morePublished 11 months ago by nancy elliott
Useful, attractive . I am pleased with it.Published 17 months ago by Charles D Brown Charles D Brown