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The weather gets warm, the days get long, and ovens and stoves lose their appeal. Instead, we’re looking for tossed-in-a-bowl pleasures – best eaten on a patio, if you ask me. Rachel Syme, an author and staff writer at The New Yorker, captured the mood in a tweet on Monday, declaring it Big Salad Season and calling for people to share their go-to salad combos.
Every season should be Big Salad Season
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) April 11, 2022
Thousands of people responded, showing the depth of excitement surrounding Big Salad Season and the creativity of the internet salad hive. We’ve collected a few of our favorite suggestions below. Be sure to click through to the original thread for many, many more.
This Spicy Kale and smooshed avocado banger from TikTok pic.twitter.com/djHYBSNmim
— Kaila Hunte is trying to keep it together (@kailahunte) April 11, 2022
spicy greens (arugula, mizuna, baby chard) and sprouts, blood oranges, nut cheese or tofu feta, more fruit, nuts n dried fruit, raw peppers n beets, avocado, beans or veg protein like tofurky or vegan bacon, homemade dressing with good olive oil or creamy dressing with vegan mayo
— 💘gabi💗ghoul💓 (@garolramstein) April 11, 2022
She’s a salad, she’s a dip, she’s perfect:
-can of corn
-can of black beans
-small red onion chopped
-one red bell pepper chopped
-one green bell pepper chopped
-as much minced garlic as you like
-splash of red wine vin
-glug of olive oil
-spritz of lime
— Danielle Ohl (@DTOhl) April 11, 2022
This salad is sooo good easy to make and makes a pretty decent portion. pic.twitter.com/B60RCPIHsa
— Delle de Jour (@d_socha) April 12, 2022
Beets, Avocado, pistachios, shallot and peaches (and/or strawberry if not in season) over baby greens dressed with a homemade lemon, Dijon, champagne vinaigrette. I call it my party salad pic.twitter.com/StAw55jHOq
— lopo (@LoPoWoah) April 12, 2022
Corn, black beans, purple cabbage, red pepper, carrots, cilantro, w/ lime juice and olive oil, cumin and chili pepper, salt & pepper. Tiny bit of honey to balance tartness if you want.
— Zoe Whittall (@zoewhittall) April 11, 2022
I love a hot and cold salad.
Warm: arugula, bell peppers, vegan bacon bits, sunflower seeds, red onion
Warm: sautéed veg (mushroom, peas, garlic), roasted broccoli/cauli, a skillet crisped masala veggie burger (Trader Joe’s), steamed lentils, a grain sometimes, and an egg. pic.twitter.com/XmUE5xnmX1
— (((Marisa Miller-McD)) 🏳️🌈🇮🇱 (@PortlandCashew) April 12, 2022
1 bunch kale, shredded
1 c tamari roasted almonds
¼ c sesame seeds
¾ c uncooked brown rice
½ c sliced red cabbage
1/2 c shredded carrots
Lemony Dijon Dressing
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ cup lemon juice (4 lemons, usually)
1½ T dijon
3 T soy sauce
1 t. salt
— Round and Round She Goes (she/her) (@unpastis) April 11, 2022
Want even more Big Salad Season inspo? We’ve got some suggestions!