Man-Sized Salads

Dinner, In Season, Recipes, Seasonal Foods, Spring
on March 16, 2011

When a man refers to his "salad days," he almost definitely isn't talking about the time he went on a nine-day veggie and juice diet to shed a few pesky pounds. Through a manly-man's eyes, salads are flimsy food intended more for Peter Cottontail and creatures of his rabbity ilk than for a big strong he-man who just put in nine hard hours at the office.

So if you want that guy to dive into a plate of mostly raw vegetables with gusto—whether as a main dish or as a side—you're going to have to give him something he can sink his teeth into. We've got a few hearty salad recipes that will make put down the burger, pick up a fork, and dig in.