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in the kitchen / SALADS
STORY JEFFREY FREEHOF
PHOTO JOSH KEOWN

SUMMER IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR THE ENTRÉE SALAD

hile we're smack
dab in the middle
of summer, folks
are busier than ever
with that on-the-go
lifestyle that summer somehow always
brings. A lot of diners still want to eat
a nice, delicious dinner but sometimes
limit themselves to eating a salad instead.
I understand that as much as the next
person. Sometimes I just don't want to
cook or even eat a hot meal in the heat of
the summer. That's when a hearty dinner
salad becomes the perfect solution. Let's
take a look at ways to build some great
salads that won't leave your customers
hungry in an hour.
More than likely you've got
most or all of the ingredients you
need to build some entrée salads
that really pack a punch with flavor and creativity. Oh sure, you may

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already offer a chef salad or chicken
Caesar salad, and that's an awesome start.
We can, however, do a whole lot better
than that. Even though I would categorize an entrée salad as having plenty
of protein on it, that doesn't necessarily
mean it's got to be loaded with meat.
It can be, and trust me many of your
customers would love a salad with plenty
of meat and cheese on it.
Remember that protein can be found
in more things than you might think.
That would satisfy your diehard vegetarians as well as your every day diners.
I love a salad with plenty of veggies but
topped with great things, like egg, garbanzo beans, cheese, tofu, soybeans, black
beans, quinoa, green peas, cottage cheese,
Greek yogurt, lentils and lima beans, all
of which are packed with protein. Now,
you can take these ingredients and others
like them and put your culinary genius to
work combining them in a way that will
overwhelm your customers in a positive
and delicious way. "What would I do
with lima beans?" you ask. There are lots


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Pizza Today - August 2017
Commentary
Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Man on the Street
Respecting the Craft
On Tap
Destinations
Knead to Know
Soda Machines
Grilled Pizzas
Entrée Salads
Balsamic Vinegar
Promoting Victories
Road to Pizza & Pasta Northeast: It’s not too late to enter competitions
2017 Independent Pizzeria of the Year: Cane Rosso, Dallas, TX
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Trending Recipe
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Contents
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Contributors
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Expo Spotlight
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Interact
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Conversation
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Man on the Street
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Respecting the Craft
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - On Tap
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Destinations
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Knead to Know
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Soda Machines
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Grilled Pizzas
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Entrée Salads
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Balsamic Vinegar
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Promoting Victories
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Pizza Today - August 2017 - Road to Pizza & Pasta Northeast: It’s not too late to enter competitions
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