Garlicky steak salad with chickpeas and artichokes
This hearty salad is perfect for even the most devout carnivore. Layers of grilled steak, chickpeas, artichokes, and arugula are topped with a zesty orange dressing. This filling dinner salad is perfect for those hot summer nights since everything is cooked out on the grill. For apartment dwellers without a grill, try using a grill pan instead.
Chicken Salad with roasted beets and dandelion greens
Leftover grilled or roasted chicken lends itself wonderfully to this colorful salad. The dandelion greens are a little bitter, but the sweetness of the roasted beets and the dressing balance the flavors. Try this recipe with two or three varieties of beets to create a burst of color and flavor.
This elegant recipe is full of bright flavors and fresh summer produce. Summer squash as the base instead of leafy greens provides a nice crunch to balance the richness of the fish. Smoke the salmon a day ahead to make this an easy entertaining dish.