These salads are quick and easy, require minimal or no cooking, and are the perfect way to enjoy all the produce that's in season now.
Wax Bean and Radish Salad with Creamy Parsley Dressing
Here is a salad that will hold, creamy buttermilk dressing and all, for several hours, so it’s a great make-ahead or take-to-picnic dish. Just sprinkle the blue cheese and bacon on right before serving. Be sure to dunk blanched beans in cold water so they don’t overcook. But no soaking: They’ll get soggy. To make it a vegetarian meal, ditch the bacon and crumble in smoked blue cheese in place of regular. You’ll get meat-free smoked flavor.