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Old 08-06-2012, 07:37 AM   #11
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I'd go with red wine vinegar, EVOO, pinch of sugar, S&P, and some cheese (parmesan or feta). Add a couple olives and some lettuce and you got the classic Greek or Italian salad. Don't forget to rinse the cut onions before you add them to any raw dish.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:13 AM   #12
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I'd go with red wine vinegar, EVOO, pinch of sugar, S&P, and some cheese (parmesan or feta). Add a couple olives and some lettuce and you got the classic Greek or Italian salad. Don't forget to rinse the cut onions before you add them to any raw dish.
What does that do, NoMayo?
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:50 AM   #13
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What does that do, NoMayo?
I don't mean to speak for him, but I'm pretty sure rinsing them in cold ice water in particular dulls the taste of onions. Especially for red onions which are very overpowering.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:30 PM   #14
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So many good dressings, I love white balsamic,some added either lime or lemon juice (fresh) evoo, salt and pepper and a slight drizzle of honey.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #15
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I don't mean to speak for him, but I'm pretty sure rinsing them in cold ice water in particular dulls the taste of onions. Especially for red onions which are very overpowering.
I like onions raw, and often eat them that way. I think you would be okay to not wash the onions if you're serving the salad immediately, but might be a good idea if you're preparing in advance. I think they get stronger as they oxidize.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:06 PM   #16
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What does that do, NoMayo?
It gets rid of that overpowering, pungent, lingering onion taste. Ever had a salad or like a gyro sandwich with onion in it that left a strong onion taste in your mouth after you were done? Cuts down on that a lot. I've heard it's an old restaurant trick. Makes a world of difference with anything that calls for raw onion. Some people say to soak them in vinegar too, but rinsing in plain water seems to work just as well.
I find it's really important with white onion too, like for hot dogs or some Mexican street type tacos like lengua or tripas.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:20 AM   #17
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I like creamy..

1 part mayo to 2 parts sour cream, dill is nice or Taragone, definately Parsley dried or fresh...

salt the vegies first then rince..

Though Margi's Green Goddess sounds very nice!

When I make Green Goddess.. I use a splash of Fish Suace, since I do'nt normally have Anchovies at my house..

I really should buy some.. I eat Sardeines all the time and my cats would like me more..

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Creamy is good too. I like a combo of sour cream (or yogurt) & dill. Add a little horseradish to the mix to give it a kick, & S&P, to taste. Add your veggies and let sit for about 1/2 hour.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:51 PM   #19
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Ok so I need a dressing for a cucumber tomato onion salad. It's is such a cool and refreshing summer dish, but it needs the right pizazz to it.

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I found a Salad Recipe today that you might like. I changed it, so now it is mine and I changed the name.

Chopped Salad

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch salt or to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 cucumbers, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and finely diced, more or less depending on size and preference
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, sugar, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; mix well.
  2. Pour over remaining ingredients; toss to mix well.
  3. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
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That sounds lovely Patty
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