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Old 03-12-2010, 12:49 PM   #31
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BLTA salad or a Calif Cobb ( I eat mostly taco salads )
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:51 PM   #32
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Judy, I second that salad you mentioned! The German Bacon Salad with warm dressing is unbelievably good. Every since 5cats4me posted that, I've been making it quite often to rave reviews I might add!

I also like the Strawberry Spinach Salad and a Mandarin Orange Salad that I sometimes used to make, but haven't made in ages.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:43 PM   #33
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Thanks Julie for posting the recipe.... I have most of the ingredients for the dressing so am going to pick up the salad fixins.... Do you have a dressing recipe that would be good on a salad with apples and walnuts?? I tried yogurt with splenda and cinn..... not too good....
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Warm Duck Salad

Cook a duck breast until done, as you like it. I like mine fairly rare but with crispy skin. Slice thinly.

Arrange over a salad with the greens of your choice.

Dress with lime juice, sea salt, a bit of soy and sesame oil - and perhaps ginger and/or garlic.
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Ok, I think I must amend my favorite salad. Just tried the Big Mac Salad... and omg it's so good. My husband looked at it skeptically, tasted it and was like 'omg it tastes just like a Big Mac, why didn't we think of this earlier?!?"

One bowl was more than satisfying.
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Isn't that Big Mac Salad great? I also add sesame seeds to the browned meat during the last few minutes and right before adding in the cheese.
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Here is what I had tonight ~ another fabulous salad.


My version of Greek Salad

Romaine lettuce, washed, dried and torn into bite-sized pieces
Tomato wedges
Thin sliced cucumbers
Thin sliced red onions
Whole pepperoncini
Pitted Kalamata olives
Diced or crumbled Feta cheese (I prefer the stuff in the salted brine)
Greek Salad Dressing (recipe to follow)

Make up each salad by placing the romaine lettuce in salad dishes. Top with a few of each ingredient and then dressing.

Greek Salad Dressing


1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 TBS red wine vinegar
1 TBS fresh lemon juice
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
2 TBS dried oregano, crushed
3/4 tsp salt
1 TBS grainy Dijon mustard
1 pinch of thyme

In a bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients except olive oil until smooth. Gradually whisk in olive oil in a steady stream till thickened. Cover till ready to use.

I like to prepare at least an hour ahead to let the ingredients reach maximum flavor.
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Ok, I think I must amend my favorite salad. Just tried the Big Mac Salad... and omg it's so good. My husband looked at it skeptically, tasted it and was like 'omg it tastes just like a Big Mac, why didn't we think of this earlier?!?"

One bowl was more than satisfying.
I recently made this and was quite amused as my BF watched the whole process. He was actually making something else for himself and I could tell he was really interested in what I was making. So after I finished preparing it, I offered him the bite I knew he wanted..lol. He loved it, and was very surprised at how much it tasted like a big mac!! Very yummy!!!
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I recently made this and was quite amused as my BF watched the whole process. He was actually making something else for himself and I could tell he was really interested in what I was making. So after I finished preparing it, I offered him the bite I knew he wanted..lol. He loved it, and was very surprised at how much it tasted like a big mac!! Very yummy!!!
That's a great story, it's funny how men are. My husband was also watching with curiosity. He knew he was going to eat it, but I could tell he didn't want to. He was VERY skeptical.

He's always the first one to taste stuff, because I serve him first. So I stood there and watched as he took his first bite, he made the "I have a feeling I'm not going to like this" face which quickly turned into a "OMG YUM!" face. He's requested it many many more times. Such an easy, easy, meal too. In a pinch, could just get a couple double cheeseburgers and toss the buns, then chop them up and throw in the other ingredients.

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salade nicoise....
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Sherry, I think the one I posted would be great, only use reg vinegar. Try it on the spinach salad, and I think you'll see what I mean. Julie
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Delicious Oriental Salad

Hope I'm not repeating posting this but it is one of my favorites.

1 large Nappa cabbage - chopped or slivered like coleslaw
4-6 green onions - chopped
1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
1 cup toasted slivered almonds
1 cup toasted sunflower seeds (salted or unsalted)
2 pkgs "Chicken" ramen soup mix crushed (I only use 1 pkg of the noodles and I am still in Ketosis)
The 2 pkgs of stock that come with the above ramen soup mix

Dressing:
1 cup oil(olive or veggie or canola or combo of oils)
6 teaspoons tarragon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3-4 pkgs Splenda (instead of the 4 teaspoons sugar recipe actually calls for)
The 2 pkgs of chicken stock that came with the 2 noodle soup mixes.

Tastes even better the second day. We love this.
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:55 AM   #43
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I used to hate salads. It was the lettuce, mostly. I'd eat plenty of salad vegetables, just not combined with lettuce. But then I had a combo called chicken bacon bleu at Culver's and it changed me.

Cooked chicken breast
Crumbled bacon
Dried cranberries (I know these are not LC, but they definitely make the salad. I only use a tiny amount)
Bleu cheese crumbles
Lettuce

I top it with home made bleu cheese dressing from a recipe I found online.

Bleu Cheese dressing
Ingredients

* 3/4 cup sour cream
* 1 1/3 cups mayonnaise
* 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (I didn't like this, so I leave it out)
* 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
* 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

Directions

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce. Season with mustard, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir in blue cheese. Cover, and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.
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I really love a loaded salad-bar type of salad drowning in ranch, bacon crumbles, etc. But, my daily craving is for greek salad - cukes, red onions, kalamata olives, feta, and red-wine vinaigrette.
Caesar pulls a close 3rd.
Chinese chicken salad 4th even though I haven't had it in ages. lol
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Melissa -- I'm with you on the "drowning in Ranch". Love the stuff. Good to "see" you.
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Melissa -- I'm with you on the "drowning in Ranch". Love the stuff. Good to "see" you.
I see you everyday when I check my threads. I just haven't posted. Been having a hard time. I should go in my threads and update soon, huh?

See - hubby and kids are talking pizza. Now I want a salad bar. Mountain Mikes it is! LOL
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This is my new love-
lots of nice crisp Romaine
celery
bacon-crisp
onion
cheddar cheese

dressing-
2 c. mayonaise
1/4 c. parmesan cheese
1/3 c. splenda-I use sweetzfre equiv

I mix up the dressing and keep refrigerated and add to salad when I please
Anne

Thanks Anne, for this salad combination, just has it for lunch and it was so tasty. Loved the dressing.
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I tried a new salad this week and fell in love with it. I found it in an Amish Cookbook. I am sure the salad has a "real" name but this is what it was called in the cookbook. I omitted the croutons.

That Good Salad

3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 heads romaine lettuce - rinsed, dried, and torn into bite-size pieces
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 cup Caesar salad croutons

1. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper; cover and shake well. Chill. In a bowl, toss romaine, tomatoes, Swiss cheese, almonds if desired, Parmesan cheese and bacon. Shake dressing; pour over salad and toss. Add croutons and serve immediately.
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This is an adaption of Rachel Ray's recipe and changed slightly. I never had a Chicago hot dog before but it sounded really interesting so I had to try it in salad form. Both hubby and I really liked this salad but next time I will just use all Romaine lettuce or a Romaine/Iceberg mix. Not sure why RR would use raw cabbage instead of all lettuce because I think all lettuce would have been better. Also, Chicago Hot Dogs have hot peppers on them called Sport Peppers. I added some hot pickled pepper rings to ours!



Chicago Hot Dog Salad

Dressing:
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 tablespoon vinegar
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar or sweetener of choice
1-1/2 tablespoons oil

Salad:
4 ounces coleslaw mix, about 3 cups loosely packed
4 ounces iceberg or romaine lettuce, chopped, about 2 cups loosely packed
1 ounce red onion, thinly sliced, about 1/2 cup loosely packed
3 ounces grape tomatoes, halved, about 12
2 ounces dill pickles, coarsely chopped, about 10 chips or 1 large pickle
Salt and pepper, to taste
2-4 Kosher hot dogs, cut into bias slices

In a large salad bowl, combine the mustard, vinegar, sugar and oil. Add the cabbage, lettuce, onions, tomatoes and pickles; toss then season with salt and pepper. You can mix up the salad, minus the hot dogs, ahead of time but don't let it sit too long or it will lose its crunch.

Heat a large nonstick skillet that's been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat. Arrange the hot dog pieces in a single layer; sear for a couple minutes per side until browned. Divide the salad between 2 salad plates and top with the hot dogs.

Makes 2 servings
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Chopped Italian Salad

1 head romaine lettuce, cut into 1-inch squares
1/4 lb sliced pepperoni or salami or prosciutto, chopped
1/3 cup drained sliced pimientos (one 4-ounce jar)
1/2 cup sliced green or black or mixed
1/3 cup chopped red onion
15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
chopped pepperoncini pepper (optional)
provolone cheese (optional)
1/3 cup of thin-sliced basil leaves (optional)

1. In a large salad bowl, combine first 5 ingredients along with any optional ingredients. Toss to combine.
2. Add vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, and Parmesan to the bowl.
3. Toss thoroughly to combine the ingredients.
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MMMMmmmm these sounds so awesome!!!

I'm with Nadi, for a "main" salad instead of a side salad, my favorite overall is Salade Nicoise! Instead of potatoes, I sub out slices of roasted caulflower!

Romaine & mixed greens
Green Beans
Boiled Egg
Purple Onion
Roasted Cauliflower
Fish (I use sardines, or salmon but it's made for tuna - I just don't eat much tuna)
Nicoise Olives
Artichoke Hearts
Blue Cheese (this is my own addition, cuz I love it so much)
Dijon Vinaigrette (Garlic, Dijon, Tarragon Vinegar, Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper - and sometimes I add an egg yolk for a rich, creamy dressing).

For a side salad right now, my current favorite (and it changes all the time):
Blue Cheese and Bacon wedge salad.

But ask me next week, I'm sure that will change!
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I must have over looked the warm german salad,please point me to it.Thanks
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can I get the recipe for the warm german salad?
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German salad

Here's a couple I have.

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5CATS4ME'S GERMAN SALAD 3 slices bacon, chopped 2 tablespoons bacon grease 2 tablespoons vinegar 2 tablespoons granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda * 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 5 ounces romaine lettuce, chopped (see my comment below) 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped 2 ounces cucumber, about 8 slices 4 ounces grape tomatoes, halved, about 16 1 large mushroom, sliced thin 1 1/2 ounces red onion, sliced thin, about 1/4 cup

Fry the bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels and reserve 2 tablespoons of the grease. Let the grease cool 5-10 minutes then add the vinegar, Splenda and mayonnaise; whisk well. In a large bowl, toss the remaining ingredients and the bacon. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

Makes about 4 very large servings

German Salad with pic

You have to try this!! It is a recipe from my grandmother, that I adapted using Splenda... My DH and sister both loved it too!

German Salad 3 slices of bacon 2 tbsp. of vinegar 2 tbsp. Splenda 2 big tablespoons of mayo 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped bag of salad plus veggies

Prepare a salad as usual with lettuce and favorite veggies. Put in fridge. Fry the bacon and drain on paper towels. Save the grease! Let it sit until it no longer spits (5-10min). Add remaining ingredients to the grease and stir until mixed and warm. Pour over your salad and toss. Crumble bacon pieces over the top and enjoy! It's not a very pretty picture, but it's so tasty!
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OK, everyone's got me craving salad now!

Favorite is a modified Cobb,

Spring mix of salad greens
Crispy bacon, preferably center cut
Grilled chicken breast
Hard boiled eggs
Crumbled feta
Grape tomatoes
Diced cucumber
Avocado
Chopped green onions, both parts
Chopped mandarin oranges (which may be out or at least minimized now that I'm LC)

Splash greens with a bit of raspberry vinaigrette and toss, top with all the other goodies and homemade bleu cheese dressing.
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Subway! Lettuce, cucumbers, green peppers, onions, a few jalepenos, cheese, chicken and bacon with 2 packets of regular ranch dressing. Sounds plain but I could eat that every day!! And it so happens that's what's for lunch tonight at work, minus the jalepenos, I had an upset tummy yesterday. I also add French fried onions to it, nummy!

Subway needs hard boiled eggs!

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I made the Atkins Cucumber-Acocado Salad with Cumin Dressing Linny posted here two years ago and it's been my favorite ever since! Love this thread.
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