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Old 03-03-2013, 02:13 AM   #1
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Salad modification ideas needed

So I tend to make the same salad all the time and could use some suggestions on a way to change one or two ingredients. I'm putting in: lettuce, celery, tomatoes, carrot, bell pepper, and cucumber, with feta cheese, olive oil, salt, and vinaigrette. (The family likes salt on the salad.)

Any suggestions on something to add or change on this? I could probably add another ingredient as there's usually no leftovers which means I could make more.

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Old 03-03-2013, 02:57 AM   #2
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There are so many choices/variations, so I'll list a few: You could add some sliced sweet onion or scallions, black olives, mushrooms, and extra sharp cheddar or goat cheese instead of feta. If you want a main dish salad, you could add chickpeas or cooked, sliced chicken breasts. Also, some fresh herbs are always good.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:57 AM   #3
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Black or kalamata olives, baby corn cut into bite sized pieces, Marinated artichoke quarters, baby marinated mushrooms.

My mom makes a salad with all the above ingredients in it. She buries the above ingredients under the lettuce in a huge family sized salad bowl so we wont pick at them until the salad is served . If we do pick at it, she still yells at us as if we were kids ( in our 40's now).

Occasionally, my dad will sprinkle some chopped fresh dill on top, but some of the kids object to its flavor.

Oh yeah, and my mom refers to it as as " super salad"
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:02 AM   #4
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Other good additions are pickled beets, jicama, any kind of meat that you like.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:30 AM   #5
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Google Trader Joe's Kale Salad. there are several versions out there. But mainly Kale, soy beans, Craisins, with a garlic, mustard vinegarette. Nice change up on the standard salad.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:33 AM   #6
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Try a completely different salad!

Rusty Pelican Salad
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:41 AM   #7
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Chopped hardboiled egg, any kind of beans, green, yellow, nuts. Apple slices, orange or mandarin sections, snow peas, just about anything else you like to eat raw.
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Spinach salad, change up the greens you use. I was thinking craisins, raisins, dried or fresh fruits - sweet and salty is good. Smoked almonds. Tuna, chicken, diced deli meats and cheeses.
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Croutons! Every salad needs croutons.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:06 AM   #10
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i love sliced "pucks" of goat cheese that have been pressed in toasted breadcrumbs on a salad.

or dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) are good, too.

how about some flaked smoked fish? anchovies?
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