Rodney Strong Vineyards Dungeness Crab-Stuffed Avocado with Mango and Red Chile Dressing

This crab salad's presentation is enhanced by serving the dish in the avocado skin. Photo courtesy Alan Campbell Photography.

Cellar360's Dungeness Crab or Bay Shrimp Salad

Tabasco sauce and horseradish give this recipe a slight kick that pairs well with Chardonnay.

Shrimp and Cucumber Salad

Cucumber and shrimp salad makes a crisp first course or side dish to grilled fish.

Fresh Garden Salad

A garden fresh salad with a light, citrus dressing goes well with bread, cheese and a nice Chardonnay.

Windward Vineyard Shiitake "Bacon" Salad

No meat in this recipe. Instead, crispy shiitake mushroom "bacon" adds texture and flavor, along with candied garlic and a sherry vinaigrette.

Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery's Grilled Romaine with Michigan Sweet Corn

This is a great end-of-summer salad, when sweet corn and tomatoes are in full season. The smoky grill and fresh vegetable flavors go beautifully with the sweet tangy balsamic and salty Parmesan cheese.

Pacific Halibut with Aioli and Summer Salad

Taste the fresh, healthy flavors of Northern California cuisine from this recipe from Chef Tom McNary of Carried Away Foods in Aptos, CA.

Rodney Strong Frisée Salad with Bacon and Deviled Eggs

The perfect spring salad with bacon and deviled eggs.

Gloria Ferrer's Mache and Poached Pear Salad with Verjus Vinegarette

Honey Poached Pears are sweet and soft; they pair well with the mellow zing of Dijon mustard and crunchy hazelnuts. The salad looks as good on the plate as it tastes!

B Cellars Winery's Steak Salad With Meyer Lemon and Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Fire up the grill and open a bold, structured red wine, like the B Cellars Petit Sirah. Blue cheese is a wonderful complement to both steak and sweet, ripe pears.

Anselmo Vineyards' Honey Almond Dressing
<p> A delightful creamy dressing that marries subtlly sweet and mildly spicy flavors beautifully.</p>
Apple Farm Inn's Farro Salad

Farro sustained the Roman army and is gaining popularity in gourmet restaurants for its texture and nutritional value. The Apple Farm's Farro Salad features fresh, bright Italian flavors.

Gloria Ferrer's Bibb Lettuce, Avocado and Pistachio Salad

Creamy avocado and fresh citrus are good partners in this elegant, but easy to make salad.

Gloria Ferrer's Lobster Salad Scoops

Another fabulous recipe from Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards: canapes made with endive leaves and tender lobster in a creamy, lemony sauce spiked with Dijon mustard. Terrific with a crisp white, like the sparkling Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut.

Tama's Roasted Carrot, Kale and Pomegranate Salad

Gorgeous in color, texture and flavor, the zingy dressing balances the sweet roasted carrot. Jewel-like pomegranate seeds add crunch and juiciness. Serve with a goat cheese souffle and a bottle of pinot noir.

Sycamore Cellars Winter Squash and Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

As pleasing to the palate as it is to the eyes, shaved raw butternut squash is nutritious and delicious paired with wild arugula and a pomegranate vinaigrette.

River Terrace Inn Tuna Belly Niçoise Salad

A perennial favorite, salad niçoise, gets gourmet treatment with Chef Jordan C. Mackey of the Restaurant Cuvée, River Terrace Inn. Sushi grade tuna belly is garnished with a cornucopia of salad ingredients including niçoise olives, roasted tomatoes, roasted Meyer lemon and fleur de sel.

Winderlea Vineyard & Winery’s Peach Caprese Salad

Fall in love with the sweet warm peach slices in Winderlea Vineyard & Winery's version of caprese salad.

Luciana's Raw Artichoke Salad

Raw artichoke has a dense texture and nutty flavor. Thinly sliced, it makes a satisfying salad with all the nutrients intact. The flavor pairs very well with tomato-based pasta sauce and a medium-bodied Italian red wine.

Rodney Strong Heirloom Tomato Salad

Caprese reinvented! Gorgeous yellow heirloom tomatoes, burrata cheese and basil oil comprise this refreshing salad--pair with a great glass of Sauvignon Blanc!

Dolphin Bay Grilled Scallops and Watermelon Salad

This recipe from Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa combines the savory richness of scallops with the sweet simplicity of watermelon for a refreshing summer salad.

Viansa's Grilled Panzanella Salad

Great olive oil can make a dish--like the Viansa Extra Virgin Olive Oil that dresses this fresh salad of grilled peppers, crunchy grilled baguette, cucumbers, olives, tomatoes and mozzarella.

Grgich Hills Marinated Crab Salad

Grgich Hills Estate served this salad at their Holiday Food & Wine Pairing event last year and it was a hit! The spicy, rich crab pairs well with their Fume Blanc--100% Sauvignon Blanc made from grapes grown naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides.

Andis Wines' Chili Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad with Cilantro Garlic Dressing

The award-winning 2013 Andis Wines Sémillon nicely complements a spicy seared ahi salad.

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