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Old 03-05-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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What do you put on your salad?

I made one last night that turned out to be the main course with a side of quiche. lol

Romaine, sliced raddish, diced green apple, shaved carrot, diced cucumber, scallions red and green bell pepper, diced Feta. I dressed it with Creamy Italian, salt and pepper.

Now that I think of it, I had two packaged of croutons I could have used.

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Old 03-05-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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other than make my own simple dressing for salads, I AM partial to those Crispy fried onions and bacon bits :)
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:55 AM   #3
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I love a good Greek salad.. tomatoes, cukes, onions, red peppers
with a olive oil and vinegar, salt,pepper and oregano dressing.
A little feta doesn't hurt.
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:08 PM   #4
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I love greek salads too!

I like olives, red bell pepper, dried cranberries, candied pecans, feta, shredded carrots, celery, avocado, spring onions, hard boiled eggs, apples...but not all together in one salad!!!

I'm also not fond of thick dressings, just a little extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar with salt and pepper.

Oh and I love warm spinach salads!
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:11 PM   #5
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I love greek salads too!

I like olives, red bell pepper, dried cranberries, candied pecans, feta, shredded carrots, celery, avocado, spring onions, hard boiled eggs, apples...but not all together in one salad!!!

I'm also not fond of thick dressings, just a little extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar with salt and pepper.

Oh and I love warm spinach salads!
Give us some combos of those ingredients.
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:49 PM   #6
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Out normal everyday salad is- sliced red onions, sliced cukes, cherry tomatoes, black olives (if have) and grated parms., with choice of dressings.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:01 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:15 PM   #8
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I'm a salad lover -- how much time have you got? One of my faves is salad nicoise, or eggplant, or waldorf, or cobb, or caesar, or pasta, or seafood, or basil & tomato. Any fresh ingredients - avaocado, fruit etc., and/or roasted veggies - sparagus, green beans, tomaters. Panzanella, during the hot summer months, is a goodie. Too many to name.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:21 PM   #9
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I love a good Greek salad.. tomatoes, cukes, onions, red peppers
with a olive oil and vinegar, salt,pepper and oregano dressing.
A little feta doesn't hurt.

no anchovies? or dolmades? that's what makes a salad greek to me.


i like goat cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, craisins, walnuts, and sliced pears on my mesculun, in a raspberry viniagrette.

or pignolis, shaved locatelli, and marinated mushrooms over arrugula/endive/radicchio, in balsamic viniagrette.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:38 PM   #10
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Other than whatever dressing I'm in the mood for, crumbled blue cheese goes on the top of every "conventional" salad I make. I should really start putting croutons on my salad again, but always crumbled blue cheese.
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