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Old 09-23-2008, 03:39 PM   #1
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Salad in a tomato

Has anyone eveer made a salad of some kind that you served in a hollowed out tomato?

If so, what did you use to fill it?

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Old 09-23-2008, 03:41 PM   #2
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No, but if it's a macaroni type salad, that consistancy, maybe an ice cream scoop?
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
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Has anyone eveer made a salad of some kind that you served in a hollowed out tomato?
Yes. Chicken salad, Tuna Salad, Rice Salad. It's a very pretty presentation.

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If so, what did you use to fill it?

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a half-cup ice cream scoop, or just a table tablespoon will work nicely.
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:49 PM   #4
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I've used them for chicken salad too. My Mom used to put cottage cheese in a tomato.

I have a question - are you looking for something different to serve a salad in or is this question about the tomato, and what to fill it with?
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:55 PM   #5
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Chef June, I know about the chicken / tuna salad. I am looking for something kind of one off.

Family dinner this weekend. I am thinking of this for a salad, Paella for a main course, for desert I am thinking of a tricolor parfait of fresh made fruited Yogurt (Blueberry, Mango and Raspberry). I think / hope the paella will stand alone as a main course, can't think of a veggie and the rice will be the starch. People that I have never had in the house before kind of want a shocker.

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Old 09-23-2008, 03:58 PM   #6
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Hi KE - Sorry that I was too late on the dishwasher for bread.

In the post above I put what I am thinking. No groceries have been bought yet. I am still scheeming. The occasion is my stepson's wife's birthday. Both stepsons, with the birthday girl's parrents there. and the girlfriend of the other stepson, who I think the world of. I was kind of kicking aroung some fresh mozarella, tomato chunks, cucumber and chopped fresh basil with a little olive oil, adobe and some salt & pepper. Trying to think of an interesting garnish.


BTW - Loved the thumb hole in the burgers another great idea that I never thought of.

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Old 09-23-2008, 04:23 PM   #7
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I like most anything in a tomato. Lobster salad, cottage cheese, tuna. Not shocking but good.
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Tabouli is good in a tomato or a guacamole. Or some kind of couscous mixture
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:30 PM   #9
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What about a pasta (orzo) salad made with pesto. Stick in a slice of toasted baguette.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:41 PM   #10
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Hi, Dina. I have a recipe similar to this for a stuffed cucumber salad: Becky and the Beanstock Blog Archive Greek Salad Stuffed Cucumbers with Salted Pitas and Green Flageolets You don't see these very often

You could use the filling you were talking about and garnish with nasturtiums or other edible flowers. HTH.
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