I'd like to take this time to talk about the top 5 salads in existence.
#5. Mediterranean Salad
This is a very solid salad year-round. Cucumbers ensure a satisfying crunch while feta cheese, olives and red onions make for some very dynamic flavor combinations. Just an absolute treat alongside a great gyro.
#4. Pasta Salad
Another terrific year-round salad that isn't the healthiest, but boy is it tasty. Most grocery stores versions are heavy on the Italian dressing though, so watch out. Best when using several different types of meat, but we could do without artichokes.
#3. Egg Salad
A contentious choice for some, but a great homemade egg salad is very hard to beat. This panel of judges strongly considering a higher placement, but Egg Salad just doesn't have the complexity or nuance that our first two placements offer.
#2. Watermelon, Feta & Cucumber Salad
A close cousin to #5, this salad is always a winner at picnics and patios during warm weather. A healthy dose of mint and feta can make this an absolute winner, but don't let it sit too long in the fridge before serving.
#1. Cobb Salad
Where do we start with the Cobb salad? This dish has it all: chicken, egg, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, bleu cheese and more. Is it sometimes more calories than a giant burger on a restaurant menu? Absolutely, yes. The flavors, though, are absolutely incredible. Is it the perfect salad? We think so.
Honorable Mention: Taco Salad
Dishonorable Mention: Jello Salad