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Old 07-14-2012, 08:28 PM   #61
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Love salads of every kind and home made salad dressings. Never did like the taste of store stuff. When I mix up my salads I put them in Ball jars and then seal them with the Food Saver Jar sealer. Keeps mt salads fresh much longer than in bags.
This is an awesome idea! I SOOOO want a foodsaver!

I started reading this thread before dinner tonight and started craving a salad so much that I ran out and bought some lettuce. Made a yummy salad for dinner w/ a combo of romaine & iceberg, bacon, diced ham, boiled eggs, sunflower seeds, olives, feta, and Marie's Cesar dressing. Best salad I've had in a while!
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BLT salad: shredded romaine and baby greens, chopped fresh tomatoes, sweet onion, and chopped bacon served with a dressing made from mayo, ketchup, bacon, tomatoes, and bacon fat thoroughly blended in a food processor.
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I made an Israeli-style salad today: small cubes of

Cucumber
Tomato
Radish
Red pepper
Green onion

And a whole bunch of parsley, chopped fine. Dressed with olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. If I had any fresh mint I would have added it, but it's still good without

I made a big batch and will mix a dose of it up with some shredded lettuce each time I eat it over the next few days.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:07 AM   #64
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I agree.....All Hail to the Great Salads Bowl! I was thinking about this just a little while ago while eating my salad. It certainly is a 'sandwich' without the bread. I even like to stuff some salad into larger lettuce leaves and dip that into dressing.

Almost every day, I do not mind having either a Greek (with chicken) or antipasto salad with Greek or olive oil/ red vine vinegar dressings. It's one of my favorite meals.

One of the best salads I have ever eaten was a salad from a French bistro. It had cold spring greens, hot string beans, pine nuts and mini squashes and heirloom grape tomatoes (all hot). Then they added fresh roasted chicken breast and goat cheese (which got all melty in the hot vegetables). Then they gave you a balsamic dressing on the side. Delicious beyond words. The textures were hot/ cold--crunchy veggie/ soft veggie---and nutty savory/ herbs d' provence. Unfortunately, Jacques... the owner of this bistro retired and then passed away not long after. The people who bought his restaurant could NOT recreate his food to save their life. His wife, used to make up 'meat & cheese' boxes that were not on the menu for us LC'ers. For $5 in a styrofoam box she arranged an assortment of roast chicken or turkey, salami's, or pork tenderloin slice and small hunks of brie, gouda and goat cheese plus some garnish & little cornichons. But their salad ROCKED.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:31 AM   #65
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I just discovered butter lettuce. Yum! I also like romaine, spring mix, and spinich. I'm not a big fan of iceberg. I ordered a foodsaver with a wide mouth lid. I can't wait to make salad in a jar (it can keep salad up to ten days -not that it will sit that long).
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:41 AM   #66
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So many great salad ideas! I love to put into a salad the ingredients that I would ordinarily like on a pizza:
black olives
chunks of mozzarella
pepperoni pieces
mushrooms
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:13 AM   #67
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Went to a potluck tuesday and one lady hadmade sonething she called napa cabbage. It may have been the one on google but hers did not have almonds but cashews and it was sooooooooooooooooooo good. Anyone have a favorite potluck recipe?
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #68
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I love salads!!!!! I buy the Mcdonald's side salad and have the ranch dressing and top the salad with shredded cheese. It is a quick lunch that I eat all week and even have for dinner!!!!! I also like Burger King side salads, Chik-fil-a side salads and Subway salads!!!!!! Sheetz salads are good too!!!! I ordered the chef salad at Cracker Barrel and it was DELICIOUS!!!! I had enough to eat at lunch time and have for dinner that night!!!!!
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I like a salad with onion, avocado, radish, cucumber, romaine lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, green onion, celery and topped with wish bone blue cheese dressing which according to my bottle has 1 carb per 2 tablespoons. Yum
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:03 PM   #70
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I also just discovered Green Goddess dressing. the one that used to be Seven Seas is made by Kraft now. Mmmmm....as a veggie dip!
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:16 PM   #71
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I had always been disgusted by a bowl of lettuce. Now I can't believe the variety and wonderful taste combinations that are possible.

Salad lovers unite! Join me in my salute to the salad bowl.
Salad has definitely been a life saver in our house. My preteen daughter has NEVER liked cooked veggies, but is always willing to eat a salad. Like I was as a kid, she doesn't like Iceberg lettuce however. Unfortunately, that's all we we had way back when. Thank heaven now she can choose from a variety of greens, and she does. From baby spinach to a spring mix, she eats it every day.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:34 PM   #72
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I made chopped veggie (broccoli, purple cabbage, celery, cauli, radishes) salads to bring to work this week, will top with olive oil/ACV/Herb dressing and feta cheese. I only want Monday to come so I can eat my yummy salad!
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:09 PM   #73
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I made chopped veggie (broccoli, purple cabbage, celery, cauli, radishes) salads to bring to work this week, will top with olive oil/ACV/Herb dressing and feta cheese. I only want Monday to come so I can eat my yummy salad!
Wow, Bobbin that sounds delicious! I think I may copy your salad
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:57 PM   #74
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I love a good salad also. Eggs, cheese, bacon, great dressing!!!

What does everyone else put on their salads????

Favorite is:

romaine
super thinly sliced red onion
raw mushrooms
banana pepper rings
kalamata olives
feta cheese
chicken breast (or not...depends on the mood)
grape tomatoes (or not...depends on the mood)

TONS of coarse ground black pepper and a little ranch.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:57 AM   #75
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handy salads

My salad starter is usually tuna, chicken, or turkey - may be canned or packaged, mixed with chopped celery and HB egg, then some mayo. It may get stuffed into red or yellow pepper "boats" or added to romaine lettuce. If I can afford the carbs, I melt some cheese on a LC tortilla, toss on some shredded romaine and the meat mix, and enjoy!
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:16 AM   #76
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I also just discovered Green Goddess dressing. the one that used to be Seven Seas is made by Kraft now. Mmmmm....as a veggie dip!
The original Green Goddess--look for recipes with tarragon and anchovies--is one of my favorites ever. Google the KitchenDaily recipe for Green Goddess Salad.
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I made the best salad last night!!

four slices of turkey bacon, cooked crisp
green leaf lettuce
shredded cheddar
mixed mayo and sour cream, added a couple of drops of liquid splenda

It was so yummy!! I'm making it again for lunch tomorrow
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The best new invention is the salad chef!
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:24 PM   #79
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I made an Israeli-style salad today: small cubes of

Cucumber
Tomato
Radish
Red pepper
Green onion

And a whole bunch of parsley, chopped fine. Dressed with olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. If I had any fresh mint I would have added it, but it's still good without

I made a big batch and will mix a dose of it up with some shredded lettuce each time I eat it over the next few days.
This sounds excellent! Just copied it so I can get the stuff this week.

Made my first vinaigrette tonight, with fresh basil from a friend's garden. Grapeseed oil, a tablespoon each of unseasoned rice vinegar and apple cider vinegar, couple of handfuls of basil ground up with my mortar and pestle, two large gloves of garlic crushed, squeeze or two of fresh lime, fresh ground pepper and a pinch of this smoky African seasoning blend I found somewhere (smoked paprika, salt, garlic, basil)
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I have to confess. I needed a break from the lettuce today.

Boo...
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This is the very best salad thread on this site imho! (you won't be able to see it if you are new and haven't been here long or if you haven't written many posts yet as it is from the Playground board).

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/be...ite-salad.html

Enjoy!

(warning: They are not all low carb, but most could be made so with a little imagination)

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Heidi thanks for posting this thread Ive been here more than 10 years and have never seen it .
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:52 AM   #83
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Now I'm upset again. I knew I wasn't getting my notices of posting to another favorite board. I started this one way back when.

A bowl of salad is literally what saved my life. Now I'll have to remember to look for posting. I wonder why my subscriptions isn't working.

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Old 08-17-2012, 04:13 PM   #84
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Just made a fajita salad. I've got one more day of it than I can move on...maybe chef or cobb for the rest of the weekend
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I just discovered butter leaf lettuce! I always knew about it but had never tried it. I have a 'thing' about textures, and this lettuce is most pleasing! In fact, I need a salad NOW!!

*grills chicken*

edits to add: I regret that I do not have cucumbers today. Boo.

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I just discovered butter leaf lettuce! I always knew about it but had never tried it. I have a 'thing' about textures, and this lettuce is most pleasing! In fact, I need a salad NOW!!

*grills chicken*

edits to add: I regret that I do not have cucumbers today. Boo.
I tried an English cucumber and so much prefer them over the others. Trouble is I live alone and they are so big. It's difficult to find enough ways to use it. I'm thinking it would be nice to shred one and make a vinegar sauce. a Philippina at work made a cucumber salad that was to die for. It was very delicate. Yum.

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I tried an English cucumber and so much prefer them over the others. Trouble is I live alone and they are so big. It's difficult to find enough ways to use it. I'm thinking it would be nice to shred one and make a vinegar sauce. a Philippina at work made a cucumber salad that was to die for. It was very delicate. Yum.

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I prefer English cucumbers, too. But I don't have any trouble getting through one

One "salad" that I grew up with is to take cucumbers, slice them about 1/4 inch, add a few very thin slices of onion, cover with water and add vinegar to taste. Season with salt and pepper. It makes a kind of fresh pickle - very tasty and refreshing. It keeps in the refrigerator perfectly - it's actually better on the second (or third) day.

I haven't had it in awhile - I better make some today!
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I made Caesar dressing this week using sour cream, mayo, anchovies, grated Parmesan, an egg yolk, fresh garlic, salt, and pepper whizzed in a food processor. Then I poured it over shredded romaine, mixed baby greens, sweet onion, fresh tomato, and avocado.
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My daughter makes Salad in a jar's for lunches for the week on Monday morning. Her boyfriend loves them too.
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Bumping

I thought I should bump this to get some more salad ideas. A bowl of salad did save my life.

I still think it's the quickest and most interesting LC meal.

What's your best salad or newest additions?

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