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Old 02-18-2006, 02:07 PM   #1
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Salad Bar Question

When you make that trip to the salad bar at your favoritte Resturant,what are you most likely to put on your plate?

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I always get a little lettuce,cukes,peaches topped with catalina dressing and bacon bits with a few crutons... once in a while purple onions
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Old 02-18-2006, 02:12 PM   #3
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At a restaurant is about the only time I eat rabbit food, er, salad.

I'm game for lettuce, particularly darker greens if available. Add some cukes, carrot, onion (whatever color is available, or all if multiple available, including green), maybe some celery, bell pepper, maybe some sprouts, cheese, sunflower seeds (maybe other nuts if available as well), bacon bits and croutons. Topped with some rendition of Italian or similar dressing. If it is a higher end restaurant, I'll toss some baby spinach in if available.

Not a big fan of meat (other than bacon bits) on salad, unless it's chicken caesar salad.
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Old 02-18-2006, 02:31 PM   #4
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spinach leaves, romaine leaves, scallions, cukes, grape tomatoes, chick peas, alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, baby carrots, hard boiled eggs, bacon bits, sunflower seeds, topped with blue cheese dressing, or french, with pickled beets, potato salad, and chicken liver pate', and some good brown bread on the side.

a local restaurant chain called "charlie brown's" has the best salad bar around.
the next best is at the "wobbly barn" on the main road up to killington.
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Old 02-18-2006, 03:00 PM   #5
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Everything but the lettuces, if they have fresh spinach I will go after that.
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lettuce, Mushrooms, Bacon bits onions, Tomatoes cukes, mushrooms, mushrooms, and did I mention mushrooms yet??
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Old 02-18-2006, 06:20 PM   #7
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I start with whatever greens they have, and add any combination of the following: cherry tomatoes, bacon bits (if they're real) or bits of chopped ham, olives, mushrooms, grated cheese, sprouts, and creamy Italian or bleu cheese dressing. If they have beets, I get a few of those too.
We went to a very nice restaurant in Louisville, Ky once (New Orleans House) that had wonderful things like marinated fresh asparagus spears and artichoke hearts on their salad bar.
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Old 02-18-2006, 07:48 PM   #8
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greens - spinach or romaine - with mushrooms, greek olives, feta, garbanzo beans, cucumbers, and red and yellow peppers. For dressing I choose balsamic vinegar with olive oil, and salt and pepper. I love tomatoes, but they are generally so awful at salad bars that I usually avoid them... If they have them, I will get roasted or grilled vegetables (onion, zucchini, asparagus, etc.) on the side.
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I usually like little nibbles of things rather than an actual "salad" from the salad bar. My plate usually will have:

~pickled beets
~olives (ripe and manzanilla, if they have both)
~pickles
~pickled pearl onions
~scoop of cottage cheese
~cucumber slices
~carrot sticks
~small blob of vegetable dip

I love pickled foods and veggies... yum!
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Old 02-18-2006, 10:18 PM   #10
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It appears I'm the only one who dislikes salad bars. I prefer to order from a menu and be served.
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