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Beeb 03-10-2010 08:28 PM

Favorite Salad!
Field greens, crumpled blue cheese, walnuts, olive oil and vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.

What's yours?

Charski 03-10-2010 08:38 PM

Homemade Caesar with bacon bits and pine nuts instead of croutons! I could eat it every night.

texascarl 03-10-2010 09:14 PM

Spinach, mushrooms, bacon, red onion w/chunky blue cheese dressing OR some cheese and Brianna's vinaigrette.

Jake 03-10-2010 09:23 PM

I love that broccoli/cranberry thing you see around some times. I would love an LC recipe for it.

SmileySue 03-10-2010 10:03 PM

I can't decide between two.....

Taco salad

Caesar with grilled chicken and fried Parmesan cheese broken up all over it. Excellent flavor and crunchy like croutons!!

aubie71 03-10-2010 10:07 PM

From the Columbia restaurant in Ybor City

Columbia's Original "1905" SaladTM
The Columbia's legendary salad tossed at your table. Crisp iceberg lettuce with julienne of baked ham, natural Swiss cheese, tomato, olives, grated Romano cheese and our famous garlic dressing (our 100 year old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil).

I sub pepperoncini for the olives, and romaine or other lettuce for the iceberg sometimes. This is really excellent.

JoJoBean 03-10-2010 10:08 PM

I love a "house salad" with romaine, cucumbers, mushrooms, cheese, egg, and crumbled bacon all topped with ranch. YUM!

Ginaaaaaa 03-10-2010 10:39 PM

I just made it tonight..lettuce, spinach leaves, grilled chicken tenders chopped up, thinly sliced cucumbers, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, black olives, shredded white cheddar cheese then I top it with Caesar dressing. Sometimes I use feta cheese instead of the cheddar and use Italian dressing with grated Romano cheese.

wifey 03-10-2010 11:19 PM

salad shrimp
blue cheese crumbles
hard boiled eggs

They have it at this diner at the end of my street. So dang good!

Linny 03-11-2010 05:42 AM

Red Bell Pepper
Sweet Onion
Danish Blue Cheese
Creamy Balsamic Dressing (recipe below)

Creamy Balsamic Salad Dressing
(I think this is from a Dana Carpender book)

1/2 cup real mayonnaise
3 TBS balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, crushed or pressed (I generally press 2-3)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth and creamy. Store in fridge with a tight fitting lid.

YIELD: 6 servings, each with 1 gm carbs, a trace of fiber and a trace of protein.

Linny 03-11-2010 05:45 AM

Atkins Cucumber-Avocado Salad With Cumin Dressing


1 teaspoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
6 cups mixed salad greens, washed
1 small avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tomato, cored, seeded and chopped
1 small cucumber, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons red onions, finely chopped

In a small dry skillet over low heat, toast ground cumin 2 minutes or until fragrant, stirring occasionally. Add lemon juice and whisk well. Add oil in a thin, steady stream, whisking until blended. Add salt and pepper to taste.

In a large salad bowl, combine greens with 1/4 cup dressing; toss to coat. Place on serving plates. Mix avocado, tomato, cucumber, and onion with dressing; toss to coat. Top each portion of greens with avocado mixture.

Linny 03-11-2010 05:47 AM


The classic combo is back — and bacon makes it better than ever.

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 cup coarsely crumbled blue cheese
Buttermilk (optional)

1/2 pound thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
1 large head of iceberg lettuce, cut into 6 wedges, each with some core attached
1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced

Mix first 4 ingredients in medium bowl. Add blue cheese and stir until well blended. If too thick, thin with buttermilk by tablespoonfuls to desired consistency. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.)

Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until golden brown and beginning to crisp. Arrange lettuce on plates. Spoon dressing over. Using slotted spoon, transfer warm bacon from skillet onto salads, dividing equally. Garnish with red onion.

Makes 6 servings.

Bon Appétit
January 2006

SarahAnne717 03-11-2010 08:02 AM

Greek Salad is my fave. My version includes:

Mixed Baby Greens
Sliced Cucumber
Halved Cherry Tomatoes
Kalamata Olives
Crumbled Feta Cheese
Sliced pepperachinis
Homemade Greek Dressing (olive oil, red wine vinigar, lots of oregano, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper, dijon mustard)

I could eat this day and night!

graciejean 03-11-2010 09:07 AM

marking my spot

Tyl 03-11-2010 09:09 AM

taco salad:

beef fajitas
sour cream
pico de gallo


kellydwilson 03-11-2010 09:33 AM

Baby spinach, black olives, feta cheese (or parm), real bacon pieces, mini pepperonis, and caesar dressing! It's addictive!

SCOTTSDALEJULIE 03-11-2010 11:01 AM

Spinach strawberry salad with strawberry vinegarette
Macaroni Salad
Crazy all mixed up salad with various forms of lettuce, tomatoes, baby corn, cukes, red and yellow bottled peppers, bacon bits, peppercinis, black olives, pickeled mushrooms, carrots, radishes, and your choice of dressing.

Pam 03-11-2010 12:08 PM

There are various Cobb Salads. I like the one made with lettuce, grilled chicken, bacon bits, chopped egg, tomatoes, avacado, and shredded cheddar cheese. I use mayo as my dressing.

jlatislaw 03-11-2010 12:39 PM

This is from 5cats4me (my favorite salad):

Awesome German Salad!!

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

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 (10-15min). 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!

Linny 03-11-2010 01:57 PM

I just had this for lunch......very good too!!!

Big Mac Salad --------> http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ma...owl-salad.html

IzzyTheTerrible 03-11-2010 05:10 PM

Greek salad! With my grilled GREEK CHICKEN, topped with lots of feta and my homemade balsamic dressing..... mmmmmmm.

Dillinger55 03-11-2010 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by SCOTTSDALEJULIE (Post 13242356)
Spinach strawberry salad with strawberry vinegarette

Julie..... What all is in your salad....and do you make your own dressing?

I don't know what is wrong with me but I just don't like most salads... I will make a taco salad or coleslaw and tuna or chicken salad spreads but I usually eat veggies with my meals instead. It seems like the salads that sound good to me are ones that include fruits..... and I like sweeter dressings like poppy seed or some of the vinegarettes that they sell in the stores but they are to high in sugars........ glad this thread was started, maybe I'll see something I will want to try.

1annewil 03-11-2010 07:52 PM

This is my new love-
lots of nice crisp Romaine
cheddar cheese

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

LJB 03-11-2010 07:54 PM

Greek salad with tuna.

Ginaaaaaa 03-11-2010 08:27 PM

This has to be my favorite thread!! I love salads!!! <3

SCOTTSDALEJULIE 03-12-2010 12:13 PM

Well, shoot, I had the recipe for strawberry spinach salad all typed out and the web site went down, so here it is again.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

2Tbs sesame seeds
1 Tbs poppy seeds
Sweetener equal to 1/2 cup sugar ( I use liquid splenda)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
1/4 tsp. Paprika
1/4 tsp Worstershire
1 Tbs minced onion
10 oz. fresh baby spinach
1 qt. strawberrys, cleaned, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup almonds( I get the sliced ones and put them in a samll frying pan with a sugar sub until they get browned and sugary.

In a med. bowl whisk together, all the dressing ingredients. Let sit in fridge for an hour.

In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, and almonds. Pour dressing over and put all in fridge for 10-15 minutes

lovemygrands 03-12-2010 12:18 PM

This might sound wierd to some, but I like regular salad with lettuce, cucumbers, celery, green pepper (or whatever I have). Fry up 3 or 4 pieces of bacon and drizzle the warm bacon grease on the salad and top with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.

My gradmother used to make this and she called it wilted salad, but the bacon grease on the cold salad is really good. I don't find a need to add anymore dressing, but sometimes but just a little Ranch on for a different flavor.

SCOTTSDALEJULIE 03-12-2010 12:33 PM

LOVEMYGRANDS, I make a salad similar to this but use Spinach, HB eggs, Mushrooms, and bacon bits. I make the dressing out of the bacon grease, and add some vinegar and sweetner. It's just wonderful. Julie

Deb 03-12-2010 12:36 PM

Meeme that sounds good.!

I do a different wilted

I cook prawns in butter n garlic in a fry pan and pour it over salad

Linny 03-12-2010 01:24 PM

Julie, the site went down for me too!

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