Picnic Perfect Summertime Salads from Sur la Table

July 20, 2016 - Picnic Time

Sur la Table proprietor ready Diane Grant creates 3 summer salads. Here are a recipes:

Sur la Table Warm Spinach and Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Yield: 4 servings

This comfortable salad or side plate combines conceivable potatoes, bacon and spinach in a craveable steakhouse fashion. Any starchy potato will work, though it is endorsed to have them identical in distance to concede them to steam evenly.

1 bruise fingerling potatoes, scrubbed and trimmed

6 slices good peculiarity bacon, thinly sliced diagonal into 1/4-inch strips

1 vast shallot, thinly sliced

2 middle garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1/4 crater apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard

2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon sea salt, and some-more as needed

Freshly belligerent black pepper

4 cups baby spinach, stemmed

2 tablespoons chopped herbs, such as flat-leaf parsley, chives and dill

Fill a vast vessel with 3 inches of water, tip with a steamer insert with lid and place over high heat. Bring H2O to a boil and revoke feverishness to a simmer. Place potatoes in a steamer and ready until fork-tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a middle play and cover to keep warm. 

Place a vast skillet over middle feverishness and supplement bacon; ready until fat is rendered and bacon is crispy, about 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, send bacon to paper towels.

Add shallot and garlic to a skillet with a prohibited bacon fat; ready until softened, about 1 minute. Whisk in vinegar, mustard, sugarine and salt. Cook until reduction is thickened and reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Remove a skillet from a heat. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. 

Cut any fingerling potato diagonal during a forty-five grade angle into 1/2 inch-thick slices. Add potatoes to skillet and toss to cloak with dressing. Add spinach, spices and baked bacon, toss to kindly cloak with dressing. Taste and adjust seasonings once some-more with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.     

Sur la Table Jicama, Orange and Avocado Salad

Yield: 4 servings

This frail and lovely salad is a ideal accompaniment to a sharp entrée. Consider creation forward by blending all a mixture solely a cilantro and avocado, and marinating so a flavors can be engrossed into a jicama.

1/4 tiny red onion, thinly sliced diagonal on a mandolin

3 vast oranges, peel private with a knife, quartered and cut into 1/4-inch slices 

1 middle jicama, skin private with a blade and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon chile powder, and some-more to taste 

2 to 3 tablespoons uninformed orange juice 

2 developed avocadoes, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 crater coarsely chopped cilantro leaves

Sea salt, to taste 

In a tiny colander, rinse sliced onion with cold H2O and pat dry with paper towels. In a vast play mix onion, oranges, jicama, oil, chile powder and 2 tablespoons orange extract and toss to combine.

Use a silicone spatula to kindly overlay in avocado and cilantro. Taste and deteriorate with salt, additional chile powder and remaining orange juice. Serve in a cold salad play or in particular cold salad bowls.

Sur la Table Salt Block Salmon Niçoise

Yield: 4 servings

Make certain to feverishness a salt chunk solemnly in a oven to forestall cracking. After using, make certain to give a chunk several hours to cold to room feverishness before easily scrubbing underneath regulating water.


1 1/2 pounds slick potatoes such as fingerlings, unpeeled

1 bruise immature beans, ends trimmed

4 vast tough boiled eggs, peeled

6 ounces churned salad greens

1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

1 bruise cucumbers, peeled and cut into vast dice

1/4 crater pitted Niçoise olives


1 crater extra-virgin olive oil

1/3 crater red booze vinegar, and some-more if needed

1 teaspoon finely minced garlic

2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and finely minced

1 1/2 tablespoons chopped tarragon leaves

Sea salt and creatively belligerent black pepper


4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, deboned and skinned

Sea salt and creatively belligerent black pepper

Prepare a salt block: Set salt retard on a rimmed baking sheet, place on a shelve in a core of a cold oven and feverishness to 400°F. Once oven reaches temperature, concede salt retard to feverishness for another 25 to 30 minutes.

To ready a salad: Place a potatoes in a vast pot and supplement pickled H2O to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a ready and ready until proposal when pierced, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain in a colander. When cold adequate to handle, cut a potatoes into 1/2-inch slices.

Bring a vast pot of pickled H2O to a boil over high heat. Add a immature beans and boil until they have mislaid their compactness though are still firm, about 2 minutes. Drain in a colander and immediately run underneath cold regulating H2O until cool.

To make a vinaigrette: In a tiny bowl, drive together a olive oil, vinegar, garlic, capers and tarragon. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

To ready a salmon: Generously deteriorate both sides of a salmon with salt and peppers and place a salmon directly onto a prohibited salt block. Roast until a salmon is only baked through, 8 to 10 minutes, depending on thickness (about 10 mins per inch). To check for doneness, pierce a paring blade into a thickest partial of a fillet. The core should be splendid pinkish and no longer translucent.

To serve: Line a vast platter with a greens. Break a salmon into bite-size pieces. Place it in a tiny blending play and toss with adequate of a vinaigrette to dampen easily and place a salmon in a core of a platter. Separately dress a potatoes, immature beans, tomatoes and cucumbers with adequate of a vinaigrette to cloak them, tasting any and seasoning with some-more salt or vinaigrette as needed, regulating a same blending play any time. Arrange a vegetables around a salmon in apart mounds. Cut a eggs in half lengthwise and arrange them around a vegetables. Scatter a olives over all. Serve immediately, flitting any additional vinaigrette on a side.


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