My Account


The Art of Salad Making: Recipes and Cooking


The Art of Salad Making: Recipes and Cooking

salad making

May is National Salad Month. It is a perfect time to gather recipes and improve your salad making skills. The books listed below were purchased recently. They provide creative ideas for spicing up your salad dishes. Enjoy the magic of creating a new salad!

come hungry

Come Hungry : Salads, Meals, and Sweets for People Who Live to Eat by Melissa Ben-Ishay

From Melissa Ben-Ishay–the co-founder of Baked by Melissa and creator of the viral Green Goddess Salad–comes an irresistible, veggie-packed cookbook with over 100 flavorful, nourishing recipes to inspire you to eat delicious meals that make you feel great.

Salad Freak : Recipes to Feed a Healthy Obsession by Jess Damuck

Delicious and beautiful recipes from Martha Stewart’s personal salad chef and the self-proclaimed “Bob Ross of salads.” Offering more than 100 inspired recipes, recipe developer and food stylist Jess Damuck shares her passion for making truly delicious salads. Salad Freak encourages readers to discover and embrace their own salad obsessions. With the right recipes, you will want to eat salad for every meal and never get bored.

Salad Love : 260 Crunchy, Savory, and Filling Meals You Can Make Every Day by David Bez

Salads take the spotlight in this visually arresting cookbook that showcases a year’s worth of weekday recipes so exciting you’ll want to eat salads every day. At the request of his co-workers who were constantly admiring his lunches, David Bez started the photo-driven blog Salad Pride, embarking on a yearlong challenge to create one new salad every day. 

The Complete Salad Cookbook : A Fresh Guide to 200+ Vibrant Dishes Using Greens, Vegetables, Grains, Proteins, and More 

Discover your inner salad genie with this creative cookbook. Over 230 recipes, ingredient information, and tips, make this the only cookbook you’ll ever need to make innovative, stunning, and satisfying salads.

Salad Seasons : Vegetable-Forward Dishes All Year by Sheela Prakash

With a focus on approachable, flexible recipes that are easy to prepare and bring vegetables to the center of the plate, Salad Seasons will inspire home cooks to eat well and live well. The recipes in Salad Seasons not only span all four seasons, but show off salads’ versatility as both vibrant main dishes–such as Brown-Buttered Brussels Sprouts and Orecchiette Salad and Smashed Potato and Chorizo Sheet Pan Salad–and as fresh side dishes, like Israeli Corn Salad and Bittersweet Radicchio Salad. 

very good salads

Very Good Salads : Middle-Eastern Salads and Plates for Sharing by Shuki Rosenboim

Very Good Salads shares Shuki and Louisa’s original, much-lauded falafel recipe for the first time, along with their popular salads that change with the seasons. Making the very best of fresh produce, recipes include Iraqi Jewish and Middle Eastern-focused salads that are as good on their own as they are stuffed into bread with a side of tahini. 

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook : 700+ Recipes for Everything You’ll Ever Want to Make 

Learn the ins and outs of successful small-scale cooking from the experts who wrote the book on it. This groundbreaking collection was the first to reengineer recipes to serve just two and even after 10 years it is still the essential reference. America’s Test Kitchen scaled down 700+ of our best recipes including the trickiest dishes, from soups and stews to meatloaf and pot roast, even cakes and pies.

Salad in a Jar : 68 Recipes for Salads and Dressings by Anna Helm Baxter

A collection of more than 60 illustrated recipes for simple-to-prepare salads, dressings, breakfasts, and snacks to take on the go. The solution to the lunchtime salad rut, Salad in a Jar provides healthy, easy alternatives to dissatisfying or overpriced grab-and-go meals.

The Complete Small Plates Cookbook : 300+ Shareable Tapas, Meze, Bar Snacks, Dumplings, Salads, and More 

Making a satisfying array of small plates at home is all about putting the right pieces together. Balance hearty anchor dishes with creative nibbles and bites such as gussied up vegetables, crispy bar snacks, dressed-up cheeses, and more. This collection of recipes is achievable and low-stress, with helpful make-ahead advice and presentation tips.

Asian Salads : 72 Inspired Recipes from Vietnam, China, Korea, Thailand and India by Maki Watanabe

Asian Salads shows you how to enjoy the amazing variety of delicious Asian vegetables, herbs and seasonings found in your local supermarket, farmers’ market and world food market. It presents 72 exquisite recipes that will awaken your palate and open up new food horizons. These recipes–based on classic dishes found in Vietnam, China, Korea, Thailand and India–are simple enough for everyday meals and interesting enough for fancy occasions!

dinner tonight

Dinner Tonight : 100 Simple, Healthy Recipes for Every Night of the Week by Alex Snodgrass

New York Times bestselling author and queen of healthy weeknight dinners Alex Snodgrass shares delicious dinners that will bring everyone to the table. Alex’s recipes prove that you don’t have to be an expert or spend hours in the kitchen to eat and live well. With meals that are flexible for a variety of different diets—paleo, Whole30, and more, always clearly marked for ease—Alex’s food is perfect for people who are on the “food freedom” stage of their health journey.

Healthy and Hearty Salads : Substantial Main Courses for Every Season by Caroline Hofberg

Salads are often considered an appetizer or a summertime meal. When the weather is too hot, lightly tossed greens with seasonal fruits and veggies are perfect for cooling the body and filling the stomach. But with rich, filling ingredients and heartier flavors, salads can be served as main courses even in spring, autumn, and winter. Healthy and Hearty Salads offers one hundred healthy and delicious recipes for green salads, whole-grain salads, and dressings. All are made with seasonal ingredients for fresh and cost-effective meals. 

Good Housekeeping Super Salads : 70 Fresh and Simple Recipes

Elevate the humble salad with 70 EASY, delicious recipes from hearty and SATISFYING one-dish meals to FRESH and versatile sides. Bacon & Apple Farro Salad, Rotisserie Chicken Cobb Salad, Kale Caesar Pasta Salad, and Warm Wild Mushroom & Lentil Salad–there’s something here for every appetite.

Food52 Mighty Salads : 60 New Ways to Turn Salad Into Dinner-and Make-Ahead Lunches, Too

A collection of 60 recipes for turning ordinary salads into one-dish worthy meals. Make way for Mighty Salads, in which the editors of Food52 present sixty salads hefty with vegetables, meats, grains, beans, fish, seafood, pasta, and bread. Think shrimp and radicchio tossed in a bacon vinaigrette, a make-ahead jumble of white beans with charred lemon and fennel, slow-roasted duck and apples scattered across spicy greens.

Salads are More Than Leaves : Salads to Get Excited About by Elena Silcock

For too long salads have languished on the sidelines of dining tables, reduced to mere accompaniments or starters, but what if we gave salads the limelight they deserve? This book showcases dishes that are big on flavour, texture and impact. Featuring sections on building your salad, maximising flavour and plating to impress, you’ll find over 80 recipes for salads to fit every season, mood, and occasion, plus substitute options for vegans and vegetarians and suggestions for how to group salads together for a larger salad party.

Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Stay in the loop and never miss out! Our weekly newsletter is the best way to stay informed on all things Library!
What are you waiting for?
23 May 2024
Ollie and Fiji had a wonderful time when they visited Livingston Library for our Paws to Read program! ...
Read More
23 May 2024
In addition to being one of the best TV shows of the year, Netflix’s Ripley has put a fresh spin on one...
Read More
22 May 2024
Celebrate Pride Month with a Pride Take Home Craft and some stories Marley’s Pride Rainbow a First...
Read More
22 May 2024
Combining riveting backstories with enchanting performances, these music documentaries (currently available...
Read More
21 May 2024
For 75 years now, May has been designated by Mental Health America (MHA) as Mental Health Awareness Month....
Read More
20 May 2024
Livingston Library Community, “Adventure Begins at Your Library” and so does summer fun! We invite you...
Read More
20 May 2024
Did you know that with your Livingston Library card you can listen to full albums by popular artists...
Read More
19 May 2024
Livingston Library Community,  True crime is one of the most popular genres at the library and it shows...
Read More
17 May 2024
Are you looking forward to reading Kristin Hannah’s “The Women,” or have you already read it and are...
Read More
16 May 2024
Whether it is in the form of books, TV shows, podcasts, documentaries or even conventions, true crime...
Read More
The library will be closed Sunday, 5/26 and Monday, 5/27 in observance of Memorial Day.
The library will be closed Sunday, 5/26 and Monday, 5/27 in observance of Memorial Day.