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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 03:57 PM

Quick and easy salad combo's anyone?

Yesterday I made a salad of strawberries, cucumbers, a few grinds of black pepper, a squeeze of lime with some sesame seeds strewn on top. It was really refreshing and something different.

I also love cauliflower, broccoli, and green onion chopped really fine with some ranch dressing.

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Reply Quick and easy salad combo's anyone? (Original post)
The empressof all Aug 2012 OP
Goblinmonger Aug 2012 #1
The empressof all Aug 2012 #2
cbayer Aug 2012 #3
applegrove Aug 2012 #4
grasswire Aug 2012 #5
watrwefitinfor Aug 2012 #6
pinto Aug 2012 #7

Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 04:00 PM

1. Simple peasant salad always does it for me.

 

Dice cucumber, tomato, onion and go the ethnicity you want from there. I'm a fan of parsley, mint, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper for a Middle East flair.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 04:10 PM

2. That's one of my favorites too

Parsley is so underrated in cooking.....and especially in salads. It adds freshness and a little somthin, somethin..... I eat it fresh from the garden all the time. Love it!

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 04:14 PM

3. I love fruit in my salads during the summer.

One thing I am finding very handy is this -

I made a large amount of very thick vinaigrette and am using it as a base for a variety of dressings.

Another favorite around here is just splitting an avocado and filling the middle with some dressing. Served with a spoon, there is no need to peel.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 05:05 PM

4. Tomatoes and yellow mangoes go great together with a vinagrette dressing.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 01:26 AM

5. fresh pear, bleu cheese crumbles, baby greens...

....and toasted hazelnuts (or walnuts) with a simple vinaigrette.

Or use beets instead of the pear.

I know a restaurant that charges $14 for this simple combo as an appetizer salad.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 05:45 AM

6. Chopped Napa cabbage leaves

in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil & balsamatic V, and maybe a little splash of sesame oil. Always with some red pepper flakes.

Sometimes I add whatever else is on hand that looks like it would fit in with little to no work, a little chopped onion and/or sweet red pepper is good.

But in a pinch just the Napa, oil and vinegar makes a good green salad on the fly.

Wat

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 09:25 AM

7. I like a simple mixed melon salad.

If you've got one of those melon ball scoops - just halve a variety of ripe melons, scoop, scoop, scoop. (You can use one of the empty melon halves as a serving bowl). Top with some fresh mint...or a mix of different fresh mints.

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