Everyday Food: Main-course salads

08/26/2014 12:00 AM

08/25/2014 2:53 PM

A whole week’s worth of main-course salads adds up to a lot more than just leafy greens.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Produce

• 1/2 pound cremini or button mushrooms
• 2 small red onions
• 1 small bunch scallions
• 2 ears corn
• 1 lemon
• 3 limes
• 2 to 3 jalapeños (2 red, preferably)
• 1 avocado
• 3 pounds tomatoes
• 3 1/4 ounces baby spinach
• 1 pound baby bok choy
• 1 head romaine lettuce
• 1 head radicchio
• 1 piece fresh ginger
• 1 bunch basil
• 1 bunch cilantro
• 2 English cucumbers
• 1 yellow squash

Dairy/eggs

• 1 container (15 ounces) ricotta
• 4 large eggs

Fish/poultry/meat

• 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
• 3/4 pound chicken cutlets
• 3/4 pound skirt steak

Staples

• Extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans
• Vinegar: sherry and red-wine
• Soy sauce
• Sugar
• 1/2 pound short pasta

Miscellaneous

• 1 small loaf crusty bread (1/2 pound)
• 1 cup Israeli couscous
• White sesame seeds
• Toasted sesame oil
• Kalamata or nicoise olives

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