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Old 02-23-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
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New to art of salads

Hello everyone. New here

So my task is to make amazing salads for my guru. Dietary restrictions are: no onions, garlic, meats, eggs, wines, alchol, vinegar, store bought dressings, cheese with rennet (and mainly restricted to cottage cheese right now). I know this probably eliminates alot.

Right now I have a beautiful red butterleaf head and I need some suggestions on a sweet, tangy salad. So in reguards to below, any ideas suggestions, etc. etc are much apreciated

I am thinking right now:
1/2 head of the butterleaf
2TBS grapeseed or olive oil
2TBS walnuts or almonds
some cut tangerines
2TBS cottage cheese
1/4teasp fresh ground mustard seed
1/3 cup of thin sliced cucumbers
some thin chopped gala apple

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Old 02-23-2009, 12:58 PM   #2
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what about shrimp or fish? you can make a nice chicken and tangerine salad with a tangerine and olive oil dressing. Shrimp is really good on salads too. I make a jerk shrip salad with jicama, if jicima is out of the question the cucumber will work just as well. what other seasonings are okay?
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:56 PM   #3
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Depending on what else you're having, you can use lemon or orange juice instead of vinegar in the dressing. Citrus juice, olive oil, salt and pepper makes a fine dressing with a fruity, nutty salad.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:07 PM   #4
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Yes, I'd definitely suggest an acid.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:41 PM   #5
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Good idea would be to adding some sesame seeds to your salad, which will add sweet hint and buttery taste. Sesame seeds are very healthy too. ;-)
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:14 PM   #6
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I guess I will just juice the tangerine and put less chopped pieces chopped in there.
How about proportions??

Dressing: 2TBS grapeseed oil
2TBS tangerine juice and some chopped tangerines pieces
1/4teasp fresh ground mustard seed
dash of salt and pepper

Tossed fresh:
1/2 head of the butter leaf lettuce
1TBS walnuts or almonds
2TBS cottage cheese
1/4 cup of thin sliced cucumbers
1/4 cup thin chopped gala apple

Also: does the cucumber compliment well or could I do better with a different vegtable, like some alfalfa sprouts, brocoli etc.??

Should tomatoes and/or olives be added??
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:19 PM   #7
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I guess I will just juice the tangerine and put less chopped pieces chopped in there.
How about proportions??

Dressing: 2TBS grapeseed oil
2TBS tangerine juice and some chopped tangerines pieces
1/4teasp fresh ground mustard seed
dash of salt and pepper

Tossed fresh:
1/2 head of the butter leaf lettuce
1TBS walnuts or almonds
2TBS cottage cheese
1/4 cup of thin sliced cucumbers
1/4 cup thin chopped gala apple

Also: does the cucumber compliment well or could I do better with a different vegtable, like some alfalfa sprouts, brocoli etc.??

Should tomatoes and/or olives be added??
It sounds great to me. Tomatoes would be good, if you can find good ones this time of year.
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