Food·Posted on Aug 9, 201315 Ways To Make Raw Vegetables Taste AmazingOh yes, it CAN be done.by Food52BuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing food52.com Raw kale haters are sad people who don't understand one simple thing: You gotta chop it up small and dress it real good.INGREDIENTS1 bunch lacinato kale1 cup fresh mint1 cup walnuts3 tablespoons peanut butter3 tablespoons warm water3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses1 tablespoon soy sauce1 teaspoon fresh garlic2 teaspoons fresh ginger1 teaspoon sesame oil1 teaspoon dried red chili flakesToss the chopped kale, chopped mint, and the walnuts together. Put the rest of the ingredients into a blender and whirl away at high speed until everything is smooth. Toss the dressing with the salad. Devour. Save and print the recipe at Food52. 2. Shades of Green Chopped Salad food52.com Lettuce, schmettuce. This salad gets its green from crisp cucumber, tart Granny Smith apple, crunchy pistachios, and a zippy crème fraîche, and chive dressing instead. Get the full recipe at Food52. 3. Gazpacho Panzanella food52.com When you're too lazy to get out your blender to make gazpacho, direct your tomatoes to this salad instead. Get the recipe at Food52. 4. Radish Couscous food52.com Lovely, fresh, delicious, and quick. What more do you want? Get the full recipe at Food52. 5. Creamy Cucumber "Side" food52.com Once you've sliced the vegetables, all of the work is done.Get the full recipe at Food52. 6. Summer Slaw food52.com If you take the mayonnaise out of the dressing, you'll take away the joy. Instead, if you want to lighten up your slaw, replace sturdy red or green cabbage with featherweight Napa cabbage. Get the full recipe at Food52. 7. Amagansett Corn Salad food52.com Otherwise known as summer on a plate. Get the full recipe at Food52. 8. Plum Avocado Summer Salad food52.com The marriage of tart-sweet plum and buttery avocado was always meant to be. Get the full recipe at Food52. 9. Crunchy Celery, Radish, and Turnip Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing food52.com Sturdy enough for a picnic; classy enough for the fanciest party. Get the full recipe at Food52. 10. Dilled Sweet Corn Salad with Buttermilk Dressing food52.com Herbs, garlic, and feta make a great, punchy counterpoint to the sweet summer vegetables. Get the full recipe at Food52. 11. Spicy Cucumber Salad food52.com Cucumbers are more than just raw pickles. This salad gives the the star treatment they deserve. Get the full recipe at Food52. 12. Purslane Salad food52.com If you've never tried purslane (a citrusy-tasting green with almost succulent-like leaves), this is a good induction to the fan club. Get the full recipe at Food52. 13. Zucchini Carpaccio with Avocado and Pistachios food52.com Raw zucchini plays very nice if you shave it into thin ribbons and dress it with a lemony marinade. Get the full recipe at Food52. 14. Brown Butter Tomatoes food52.com As you spoon the hot butter over the tomatoes, listen: They sizzle! With joy! Get the recipe at Food52. 15. Shaved Asparagus and Mint Salad food52.com The delicate, almost woody flavor of fresh asparagus sometimes gets lost in cooking — this salad shows off its natural virtues. Get the recipe at Food52. Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow it at Food52.com and on Twitter @Food52. And check out its new shop, Provisions.