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Old 03-05-2008, 01:39 PM   #11
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BuckyT, can you come over and make me a salad? Thanks!

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Old 03-05-2008, 01:41 PM   #12
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oh yeah, nearly forgot, if I do a beansprout salad, I will add smashed cashews or peanuts and always sesame seeds.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:46 PM   #13
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Ok Jeekinz, here's one combo to start, I'll be back with more!!

Dried cranberries, crumbled feta cheese and candied pecans* tossed with mixed greens and oil & vinegar, salt & pepper to taste.

* Candied Pecans

4 ounces pecans
2 tbs sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tbs unsalted butter, melted
1 egg white, lightly beaten

In a large bowl, toss pecans with sugar, cayenne, melted butter and egg white; place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated 300F oven for 20 minutes.
That sounds awesome.

How about Iceberg Wedges? Bleu cheese dressing, bacon, carrot, cucumber, spanish olives and crumbled bleu cheese.

Nothing beats a good salad and glass of white wine IMHO.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:14 PM   #14
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spanish olives and crumbled bleu cheese.

Nothing beats a good salad and glass of white wine IMHO.
Drooling over here!!!
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:20 PM   #15
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I usually like some sort of cheese, maybe some toasted pine nuts on just about any kind of greens. Crumbled bacon is a plus and coarse black pepper. Love fresh chopped veggies as well! I am pretty easy when it comes to salads. But as for a dressing, I love fresh lemon juice, evoo, and coarse salt. That is my favorite here lately!
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:29 PM   #16
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Depends on the base we use. If it is mixed hearts I top with shredded cheese, croûtons, grilled chicken strips, bacon bits, shredded carrots, sliced radishes, black pepper, and a blue cheese dressings.
If we go with the lighter greens we top with Gorgonzola, dried cranberries, walnuts, grilled chicken strips, and a raspberry vinaigrette. Sometimes the wife will top an iceberg mix with seafood mix and dressing.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:35 PM   #17
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BuckyT, can you come over and make me a salad? Thanks!

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no prob, kitty. ok, one more fave, margherita salad: arrugula, basil, red peppers, prosciutto, and fresh bufala mozz salad..

i forgot about other "salads", like the ones amy mentioned.

shrimp and white bean salad, seafood salad, korean octopus salad, seaweed salad, pasta/artichoke/sundried tomato salad, etc. etc.

you could sound like bubba from "forrest gump" after a while.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:48 PM   #18
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Yeah, I was kinda focusing on lettuce-type of salads. Not the mayo based ones like potato salad. (yes, I know you don't need to have mayo, lol)
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We like our salads full to veggies and keep the lettuce down to a minimum.
Here are some of the things we like:
Meat: chicken, bacon bits
Cheeses: boursin, goat cheese, blue, fresh mozz
Fruits: grapes, mandarin oranges, apples, pears
Nuts: toasted pine nuts, candied walnuts or pecans
Veggies: avocado, cukes, celery, carrots, tomato, green peppers, mushrooms, etc.

We always have all the veggies above in our salads and one choice in each of the categories. makes for a huge tasty salad!
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:41 PM   #20
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I like cucumbers, roasted red pepper, avocado, tomatoes (roma or fresh from the garden), capers, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese with Italian dressing, or sometimes I use feta instead of Parmesan with Greek dressing instead of Italian.
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