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Old 09-15-2011, 12:57 PM   #11
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A wedge of iceberg with a pour of Russian on top, served with knife and fork, is one of my least favorite salads. Nasty!
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:02 PM   #12
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I love a full meal salad. A "Cobb" salad is one of my favorites.

3 or 4 types of leafy greens, 2 or 3 types of onions, 3 or 4 types of cheeses, 2 or 3 types of meats, hard cooked eggs and a dressing made of anything that strikes my fancy at the moment.

I like to put the dressing into my food processor with a hot pepper and blend it until mixed well.

I also keep several types of hot pepper and vinegar to sprinkle on my salads. It really livens up a supper salad.

Salads should never be boring!
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:07 PM   #13
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As a kid, I just hated green salads Bea. Later in life I discovered it wasn't green salads I hated, but rather I hated iceberg lettuce and still do. I think iceberg lettuce is just nasty.
I'm the other way around! I love iceberg lettuce when it's used to provide a real leafy crunch to a salad. It's only packed with vitamins when hydroponically or organically grown iceberg, but even the non-nutritional iceberg from the stores is good for a crunchy addition to other non-crunchy leafy veggies.

How boring the world would be if we all loved the same things!
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:09 PM   #14
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I love Escarole, thin sliced sweet onion, fresh tomatoes from my garden when these are not in season just the escarole and onion a nice Evoo and red wine vinegar that our late cousin put together for us. salt and pepper and a warm piece of French or Italian bread.Plain simple salad not loaded down with all sorts of things. I do make them for family but for just me Escarole .
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:09 PM   #15
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A wedge of iceberg with a pour of Russian on top, served with knife and fork, is one of my least favorite salads. Nasty!
I agree! That would be so much better with French dressing!
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:25 PM   #16
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It's hard to believe that some restaurants now try to pass off those wedges of Iceberg lettuce as some kind of a whoop-tee-do gourmet salad!! Geeze, whata crock!

My favorite salad to order in a restaurant is a Cobb Salad, here I can handle a little bit of Iceberg in with the greens. I always ask how it's prepared, because I do not want it tossed. That happened once and I sent it back. I like everything all lined up on top of the greens, with dressing on the side.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:31 PM   #17
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It's hard to believe that some restaurants now try to pass off those wedges of Iceberg lettuce as some kind of a whoop-tee-do gourmet salad!! Geeze, whata crock!

My favorite salad to order in a restaurant is a Cobb Salad, here I can handle a little bit of Iceberg in with the greens. I always ask how it's prepared, because I do not want it tossed. That happened once and I sent it back. I like everything all lined up on top of the greens, with dressing on the side.
I would go with a Cobb also. But I do like mine tossed.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:33 PM   #18
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I've got to make one of those Cobb salads one of these days. They sound nice.
I've got to admit though, even a big salad leaves me feeling hungry an hour later.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:36 PM   #19
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It's hard to believe that some restaurants now try to pass off those wedges of Iceberg lettuce as some kind of a whoop-tee-do gourmet salad!! Geeze, whata crock!

My favorite salad to order in a restaurant is a Cobb Salad, here I can handle a little bit of Iceberg in with the greens. I always ask how it's prepared, because I do not want it tossed. That happened once and I sent it back. I like everything all lined up on top of the greens, with dressing on the side.

The Wedge is now a retro item harkening back to the sixties and seventies steak houses. It is a high profit item and that is it's main appeal in the restaurant world.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:41 PM   #20
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It would be a "toss up" between taco salad and grilled chicken salad with balsamic vinaigrette..yummm!!
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What’s your favourite salad? I remember that, when I was a child some 40 years ago, you could basically have two kinds of salad: some lettuce + oil, vinegar, salt and pepper or some lettuce and tomatoes + oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. And that’s probably the main reason why we children generally loathed salads… :lol: But things changed! Today you can have an almost endless choice of salads, thank God, and this is one of my favourite: – [I]rucola, radicchio, Tropea red onion, cherry tomato, capers, black olives[/I] with – [I]extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper[/I]. Now, I wonder, what are you favourite salads? Just oil&vinegar or some rich mayonnaise? Only vegs or meat and fish too? Ok, now that the pills defeated my backache, I’m running to my greengrocer! :pig: 3 stars 1 reviews
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