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Old 03-10-2010, 08:28 PM   #1
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Field greens, crumpled blue cheese, walnuts, olive oil and vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.

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Old 03-10-2010, 08:38 PM   #2
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Homemade Caesar with bacon bits and pine nuts instead of croutons! I could eat it every night.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:14 PM   #3
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Spinach, mushrooms, bacon, red onion w/chunky blue cheese dressing OR some cheese and Brianna's vinaigrette.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:23 PM   #4
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I love that broccoli/cranberry thing you see around some times. I would love an LC recipe for it.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:03 PM   #5
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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!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:07 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:08 PM   #7
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I love a "house salad" with romaine, cucumbers, mushrooms, cheese, egg, and crumbled bacon all topped with ranch. YUM!
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:39 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:19 PM   #9
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Greens
Crab
salad shrimp
chicken
blue cheese crumbles
hard boiled eggs
bacon
avocado
ranch

They have it at this diner at the end of my street. So dang good!
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:42 AM   #10
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Romaine
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.
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:45 AM   #11
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Atkins Cucumber-Avocado Salad With Cumin Dressing

SERVES 6

1 teaspoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
salt
pepper
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.
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:47 AM   #12
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ICEBERG WEDGE WITH WARM BACON AND BLUE CHEESE DRESSING

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
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:02 AM   #13
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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!
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:07 AM   #14
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:09 AM   #15
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taco salad:

beef fajitas
lettuce
sour cream
gauc
cheese
pico de gallo
olives

yum!!!
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:33 AM   #16
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Baby spinach, black olives, feta cheese (or parm), real bacon pieces, mini pepperonis, and caesar dressing! It's addictive!
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:01 AM   #17
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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.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:08 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:39 PM   #19
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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!
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:57 PM   #20
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I just had this for lunch......very good too!!!

Big Mac Salad --------> OH. MY. GOSH. The Big Mac in a Bowl Salad is . . .
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:10 PM   #21
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Greek salad! With my grilled GREEK CHICKEN, topped with lots of feta and my homemade balsamic dressing..... mmmmmmm.
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:59 PM   #22
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Spinach strawberry salad with strawberry vinegarette
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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.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:52 PM   #23
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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
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:54 PM   #24
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Greek salad with tuna.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:27 PM   #25
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This has to be my favorite thread!! I love salads!!! <3
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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

Dressing:
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
Salad
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
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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.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:33 PM   #28
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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
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:36 PM   #29
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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
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Julie, the site went down for me too!
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