If you're suffering from salad fatigue at this point in the summer, our friend chef Randy Rabney has a pick-me-up. "My approach is: Figure out how to make one thing, then vary it. It's easy, and you don't get bored," she says.
Her four never-fail combos:
- Pear, parmesan cheese, walnuts, olive oil, lemon juice or balsamic vinegar, sea salt
- Roasted beets, feta cheese, walnuts, olive oil, balsamic vinegar
- Apple, sharp cheddar cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, olive oil, balsamic vinegar
- Crabmeat, avocado, mango, toasted sesame oil, soy sauce