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Old 06-04-2014, 10:50 PM   #11
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What are your favorite salads?

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Okay, here ya go. I do tweaks on most of these, but here are the basic recipes - some are posted with the tweaks...

Thank you Merstar! They all look yummy!

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Old 06-04-2014, 10:58 PM   #12
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Thank you Merstar!
You're very welcome!

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Old 06-05-2014, 01:29 AM   #13
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Salad Nicoise or greek salads. I like these in summer using fresh rather than dried oregano.

I Like:
Chinese/ Asian/ chicken salads
3 bean salads
Cole slaw, like KFC/ or vinegar based, but really, my favorite is using blue cheese dressing mixed in just before serving so it doesn't get watery.
I like plain old tuna pasta salad with baby peas.

I notice I don't seem to put fruit mixed in salads very often. No strawberries or watermelon with my spinach etc. Not sure why. I love fruit salads that are all fruits.
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:52 AM   #14
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Carpaccio on a bed of arugula with shaved parmesan.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:09 AM   #15
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When I go out it is usually a Cobb salad, chicken wing salad or a steak salad.

At home I usually keep it pretty simple.

Cucumber and onion with apple cider vinegar, S&P, celery seed.
Tomato, oregano, S&P, olive oil.
Cabbage salad.

My all time favorite is a traditional potato salad, now days it is a once or twice a year treat. Please peel the potatoes!
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:21 PM   #16
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1) Potato salad (my wife's specialty)
2) 3 bean salad (feel free to make dressing suggestions)
3) Southern style cole slaw (Chick-Fil-A makes one of my favorites) slightly sweet and chopped very fine. I'll eat just about any cole slaw however.
4) Kale or baby greens, thin-sliced purple onion, feta cheese, candied pecans, mandarin oranges with a raspberry vinegarette dressing.

5) This is the fantastic one my Dad used to make back in the 50's: Would you believe wedges of pear, grapefruit, avocado with thin slices of American cheese between them all on a bed of lettuce covered with French dressing? He would arrange them in a circle alternating all the ingredients. It is a taste treat to die for.

6) My grandma's picnic delight which is lime jello with cottage cheese and fruit cocktail set into the jello. As kids, me and my cousins couldn't get enough if this treat.

This is only a partial list.....
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:27 PM   #17
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Today's lunch salad was:

1 head of red leaf lettuce
5 walnuts, roasted and chopped
a handful of "yellow" raisins
3 spears of asparagus, blanched
4 broccoli florets, blanched
1 carrot, julienned
2 stalks celery
1 tomato
1 avocado
35 g smoked salmon
1 hard cooked egg
nutritional yeast
a handful of garbanzo bean sprouts
some lemon zest
about 1/4 c rhubarb with S&P and white wine vinegar
1 shallot, chopped
some chives and garlic chives

I had considered adding a chopped apple, but the 6 qt bowl was rather full...so figured I had enough to eat. I was stuffed (still am!).

Tossed together, drizzled with EVOO and freshly squeezed lemon juice, S&P.
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:31 PM   #18
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Pears and brie with walnuts.
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:40 AM   #19
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Another new favorite

This is a salad I had when we went out to dinner last night. It was so pretty, and I didn't think to take a picture of it! The plate was piled with mesclun greens, and then mandarin orange pcs., apple, walnuts, dried cranberries, croutons and a topped with a little round warm panko coated goat cheese medallion, with raspberry vinaigrette. I opted to have the grilled chicken on that as well. I can't wait to try this one at home. I'm guessing it's a common summer salad, but I hadn't had it before. Yummm!
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:09 AM   #20
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Made this a couple weeks ago and it was so good I grabbed some smoked chicken yesterday to make it again! I'm also loving black rice. It's not only a nutritional powerhouse, it tastes great and it makes this salad look a million bucks.

Turkey & Black Rice Salad

1/2 cup of Fresh Cilantro, chopped
3 Tbsp of Fresh Mint, chopped
2 Tbsp of Canola Oil (I used olive oil)
3 Tbsp of Rice Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp of Lime Juice
1 tsp of Sugar (I used honey)
1/2 tsp of Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp of Soy Sauce
1 Clove of Garlic, finely minced
1 tsp of Grated Ginger
1 Jalapeno Pepper, seeded and finely minced
1 red Bell Pepper, diced (I roasted my red pepper)
3 cups of Cooked Black Rice
8oz of Cooked Shredded Turkey (I used part of a smoked chicken quarter)


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What are your favorite salads? Here are some of mine - Will post links to any of the recipes if anyone's interested: Thai-Style Pasta Salad Pacific Rim Caesar Salad Citrus Green Bean Salad Carrot Rapee Carrot, Orange, and Radish Salad Salade de Concombres et Chevre (Cucumber and Goat Cheese Salad) Thai Cucumber Salad 3 stars 1 reviews
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