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« on: April 09, 2008 04:46:23 PM »


Spring has sprung, and salads are perfect for the sunny seasons!  I know that you cooking craftsters are totally creative, so my question is, what is your favorite salad?  And could you possibly share the recipe here?  I would really like to build my salad repertoire!

« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2008 05:43:02 PM »

mmmm SALAD!!!

My favorite salad is a chickpea & onion salad with a little bit of dressing :

1 LARGE can of chick peas
1 small red onion
1/2 cup matchstick or grated carrots
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1/4 cup lite or low fat ranch dressing

Toss it all together. Sometimes I use italian dressing instead of ranch.

« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2008 05:44:11 PM »

My favorite is:

red onion
lots of crumbled feta
grape tomatoes (or sun dried - yum!)
vinegar-y dressing of some sort
sometimes grilled chicken breast sliced up

hubby's favorite:

baby greens (usually baby arugula)
mandarin slices
dried cranberries
sliced almonds
raspberry vinaigrette (the annie's naturals kind is the best - low fat too!)


artichoke hearts
thinly sliced provolone
diced salami
kalamata olives
cheese fantastico dressing!

« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008 08:09:34 AM »

I love salad. here are a couple few of my favs.

Baby Spinach, Thinly sliced grann smith apples, walnuts, dried cranberries. Dressed with a dash of basamic vingar & a few sprays of light olive oil. great with grilled chicken or Not.

Romaine & baby spinach with peacans, diced extra sharp cheddar, dried cran berries.  Dressing: Extra Virgin Olive oil, Brown grainy mustard, salt & pepper.  Bacon crummbled over top if you dare. (I HATE cooking bacon, Aldi sells a pouch of diced baccon real bacoon, very tasty in salads & mixed in scrammbled eggs.)

Iceburg & roamine, green beans lots of fresh green beans, rough chopped smoked almonds, fresh grated parm (I love the kraft grater.). dressing: any green herbs wituh olive oil & red wine vingar. Great with salmon or chick on top.   =)   I could go on,....
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008 12:44:57 PM »

1 large clove garlic, pressed or minced
2 T. red wine vinegar
2 T. lemon juice
1 T. honey
1/8 t. ground white pepper
1/4 t. kosher salt
1/4 C. orange juice
2/3 C. extra-virgin olive oil

MY gramma makes this dressing - Its my favorite - the flavors all come together and it is hard to discern any of the ingredients unless you actually made it yourself - you can change it up as you want - adding fresh dill, or whatever your favorite spice is, leave out the garlic, cider vinegar instead of red wine... etc..

My fave salad to add this to is romaine hearts, mandarin oranges, sliced red onion, walnuts, feta or a bleu cheese
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008 03:58:59 PM »

My favorite (that I actually just finished eating 2 minutes ago). Not very precise though.

Equal amounts of fresh mozzarella, and chopped up cherry tomatoes. A slosh of olive oil, some chopped up garlic, and basil and salt to taste.

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008 07:44:15 AM »

Lettuce with warm goat cheese and sauteed wild mushrooms with an olive oil and garlice vinaigrette, oh my soooo good!

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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2008 09:28:33 AM »

my fave lentil salad

1 can lentils (washed and drained)
1/2 red pepper, medium dice
1/4 yellow pepper, medium dice
10 grape/cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 red onion, medium dice
fresh parsley (or cilantro) fine chop
**if you like it spicy, you can always add a red chili.
**add feta for extra protein and saltiness.

lemon juice

**you'll have to do that by your own taste; ie if you like it more sweet or sour.


« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2008 08:45:26 AM »

Drain & rinse a can or two of chick peas add lighly stemaed fresh peas, chopped seeded cucumber, lots of minced roasted garlic a little olive oil & some balsamic vinigar. TOp with fresh shredded parm.

thin sliced cucumbers soaked over night in salted ice water in the fridge.  drain them  pat dry mix with well drained sour cream & dill. I have seen it with thin sliced red or valecnia onion as well, but I don't like raw onion.

grilled marinated chicekn breast shredded mixed wiht a tiny bit of mayo, lots of chopped grannt smith apple & seedless green grapes sliced in half. (the grapes will relice a little juice reducing th eneed for more mayo.) a pinch or two of sea salt & fresh ground pepper. server over a bed of romaine with wedges of tomatoe.

cold rice or macaroni salad with homemade itlian dressing, chopped veggies, cheese & meat. I could eat ath every day for lunch. so many differnt combos. a few of my favs:
Brown rice, peas,shredded carrot, minced roasted garlic & diced cheddar.

mararoni with shredded carrot & broccoli stem, diced provolone, diced ham & pepperoni, merinated artichohoes & mushrooms diced.  mix all toget then add just a bit more dressing or marinte if needed.

... now i am hungry.
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2008 02:32:32 PM »

Here is my favorite salad recipe.  The flavors are very strong (lemon, garlic, blue cheese) but it's wonderful if you're not a wuss Wink  I've also used chopped figs and toasted walnuts as other "add-ins" and substituted minced red onion for the green onion.

Everyone's salads sound great!

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