Salads and Other Side Dishes

Best of 2008

Salads - who knew we loved these so much? When we went to our archives to round up our favorites from this past year, we found scads of salads; they outnumber nearly every other recipe on the site. There are simple green salads and vinaigrettes; there are hearty grain salads worthy of a main dish; there are quick salads and sophisticated salads, warm salads and cold salads.

If you're looking for a salad or another side dish, look no further. Click through for a gallery of our favorites from 2008.

Look for a roundup of vegetarian and vegan dishes later this week that will also include some good side dish and stew recipes from this past year.

Vegetable Salads

Beet Salad with Horseradish Cream and Frizzled Sweet Onions
Goi Chay (Vietnamese Vegetarian Salad)
Cabbage Beet Coleslaw
Sesame Cucumber Salad
Kale Salad with Pecorino and Lemon
Orange, Olive, and Fennel Salad
Kohlrabi Slaw
Green Salad with Walnut Oil, Celery and Radishes
Frisée Salad with Red Currants
Meyer Lemon Spring Salad with Baby Greens, Herbs, Almonds and Goat Cheese
Raw Artichoke, Mushroom, and Parmesan Salad
The Perfect Tomato Salad
Tomato and Boquerones Salad with Garlicky Breadcrumbs
Watermelon, Rosemary, and Feta Salad

Grain and Main Dish Salads

Warm Wheat Salad (Or, Reverse Tabbouleh)
Late Summer Lentil Salad
Quinoa Salad with Grapes
Panzanella
Asparagus-Bean Salad Over Arugula
Roasted Beet Salad with Barley, Feta, and Red Onion
Summer Main Course Salad with Beans and Basil
Rice and Mixed Greens Salad with Dates, Cashews, and Chickpeas
Meyer Lemon Grain Salad with Asparagus, Almonds and Goat Cheese
Cous Cous Salad with Winter Squash and Cranberries

Salad Accompaniments

Sherry VinaigretteCreamy VinaigretteDIY Croutons

More Side Dishes

Saffron Rice with Peas and Cashews
Miso Potato Salad with Yellow Wax Beans
Lemon-Marinated Brussels Sprouts With Parsley and Shallots
Fresh Cranberry Relish

Kale and Potato Gratin
Squash and Onions with Brown Sugar
Double Corn Bread with Smoked Mozzarella and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Spring Radishes Braised with Shallots and Vinegar
Rosemary Roast Potatoes
Simple Rice Pilaf
Herbed Skillet Sweet Potatoes
No-Knead Challah
Easy Ethereal Popovers