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Old 08-15-2006, 12:18 PM   #21
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YUM! Breezy those sound wonderful!

Here's another one that Ken and I love. (Kids hate it though. LOL)

Head of romaine lettuce, torn up.
2/3 cup toasted slivered almonds and sunflower seeds (I do them in the microwave)
1 avocado in chunks (can omit this if you like)
3 or 4 green onions or some chives

Dressing:

2-3 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
pinch or two of dry mustard
1 clove minced garlic
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup EVOO

Shake dressing and pour over salad. OH...you can also add mandarin orange pieces to this salad but we never do. I bet it would be yummy with some other berries too.
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:17 PM   #22
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Cobb Salad

We never get tired of a classic Cobb Salad.
Cobb Salad
2 hearts of Romaine, chopped
1 ripe avocado, split, pitted, and diced
2 ripe tomatoes, diced
2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons crumbled bacon
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 cup blue cheese dressing

In a large salad bowl, layer the Romaine, avocado, tomato and eggs, seasoning them with salt and pepper, to taste, as you go. Top with the chicken and bacon. Toss with the dressing so all the ingredients are evenly mixed together. Makes about 8 cups.
For a wrap Spread softened cream cheese around edge of 10- or 12-inch flour tortilla. Measure 1 1/3 cups of salad onto center of tortilla and spread to meet border of cream cheese. Fold outside edges and roll. Cut in half diagonally.
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:20 PM   #23
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Tarragon Chicken Salad

This is one of my all-time favorite salads:
Tarragon Chicken Salad
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or white balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped yellow squash
1/3 cup chopped carrots
1/3 cup chopped celery with leaves
Whisk together mayonnaise, vinegars, salt, sugar and pepper in small bowl until smooth. Combine chicken, red onion, squash, carrots and celery in large bowl. Add mayonnaise mixture; stir until blended. Serve on spring salad mix or in a spinach tortilla wrap. To do the wraps, spread softened cream cheese around border of wrap, place green leaf lettuce on the tortilla and spread a cup of the salad. Wrap and fold. Cut in half diagonally.
Makes about 4 cups.

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Old 08-15-2006, 05:35 PM   #24
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mmmm, poppy seeds have just found a new use in our house, besides bagels. gonna haveta try that. thanks alix!
I should warn you that you cannot pass a drug test if you have eaten poppy seeds.
Just a word to the wise.
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:12 PM   #25
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Good point Constance!!

I make Poppyseed and Lemon muffins often so must remember to not give them to any visiting sports teams. ( and we have a lot of teams visit!)
That recipe uses a cup of the seeds!!!
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:49 PM   #26
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LMAO!!! I never thought much about the poppyseed/drug testing thing. I know it is true, just never gave it a thought. I have a question about this, but will post it elsewhere to keep this thread on track.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:17 PM   #27
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I put cucumbers, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced red onion, chopped green pepper and pour italian salad dressing over it.
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Old 08-20-2006, 01:44 PM   #28
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salads are great for warm days...
we do our usual salad, lollo rosso or iceberg lettuce with carrots, sometimes paprika, apples, cheese etc with a vinegraitte (balsamico, olive oil, herbs) and sunflower seeds or pine nuts.
and as we like roasted turkey breast, roasted Maultaschen, bacon, cooked eggs and so on....
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Old 08-20-2006, 01:51 PM   #29
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a little passe' i restaurants around here nowadays, but i still like a good mesculun salad with lots of frisse leaves, toasted walnuts, dried cranberries, and goat cheese puppies (dollops of goat cheese rolled in fine, toasted breadcrumbs), in a sweet balsamic viniagrette.
That's my kind of salad.
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:45 AM   #30
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What a great thread this is!! Can't beat a good salad.

Here's one for the wonderful tomatoes we're getting right now -

Chunk up 2-3 tomatoes (heirlooms if you can get them)
1 avocado, chunk it up
salt & pepper
feta cheese chunks
julienned basil
kalamata olives, halvd
hazelnuts and pinenuts, chopped and roasted

make a red wine vinegar, oil and honey mustard vinaigrette and pour over.

Oh my!! so good.
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