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#31 of 41 Old 05-15-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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Sour kraut, mixed greens, toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds, dash of Sass Classic Caesar dressing. Tasted eerily like a bratwurst with no guilt!
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Ok I wil share a super easy secret dresskng recipe with you..ok maybe two. Sorry I dont use measurements.

Ceaser salad dressing:
.smashed garlic (however strong u like it)
. Capers, chopped
. Olive oil,
. Freshly squeezed Lemon juice, about equal parts this and evoo. It depends on what consistncy you like
.cracked black pepper (I dont us salt but u can if you'd like)
.Olive oil mayo (you could use the real method with egg but I do this instead)
Wahla. Add to fresh romain and homemade croutons

Easy strawberry dressing
.fresh strwberries
.water
Yup thats it. Put in a blender. I like it semithick. Its fresh and delicious
Add to bed of greens, sliced strwberries, sunflower seeds, cucumber, avocado and whatever other greens u like:)
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I'll add a couple more salad dressings for good measure (but without measurements LOL):

 

Vietnamese style:

fresh-squeezed lime juice + sriracha or any chili-garlic sauce + a squirt of agave syrup or honey + fish sauce + water + added minced garlic optional

 

Serve over cold rice noodles mixed with cut-up vegetables. I usually use carrot and cucumber at least, plus shredded lettuce. Also good sprinkled with any combo of cilantro/coriander, basil, mint. For a meal-salad, add cold chicken, shrimp, or fried tofu.

 

Lime vinaigrette:

fresh-squeezed lime juice + olive oil or grapeseed oil + a squirt of agave syrup or honey + Dijon mustard + minced garlic + salt & pepper

 

I eat this on any salad. I generally dislike fruit in salad, but this dressing is also good with a spinach/grapefruit/avocado salad.


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Potato salad:

Boil any kind of potatoes you like, but leave them firm, not crumbly. Cool and cut into cubes. Add chopped hard-boiled egg and pickles to taste. Mix with a combination of sour cream/mayo, dijon mustard and salt & pepper. This has been eaten with gusto by many a non-potato-salad eater in my life.

 

Also similar is "Russian" salad or salad olivier - there are many versions of this:

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/salad-olivier.html

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/07/why-were-afraid-to-cook-salad-olivier/

http://www.sassyradish.com/2011/04/salad-olivier/

 

Vinagret for the non-mayo crowd:

http://www.sassyradish.com/2009/09/venigret-russian-beet-salad/


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haven't read the replies, but this is a current favorite: mixed greens, shredded beets and carrots, feta, smoked salmon, maple roasted nuts =yum!!!

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I like to keep it simple, because I think simple salads are the best. 

 

Mesclun mix, blue cheese and dried cranberries. 

 

Or 

 

Spinach, goats cheese and strawberries

 

I always love to add avocado too. 


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Speaking of simple, we're coming into tomato season soon. You can't go wrong with a Caprese salad - tomato, mozzarella, basil, a bit of salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. 


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This is a basic coleslaw recipe my dad made when I was growing up.   I loved it when I was little.  On really hot days, we used to have this coleslaw, sliced tomatoes and corn on the cob for dinner.

I am going to try it for the first time this weekend.  (Although it looks like a lot of sugar;  I might use less and see how it tastes.)

 

 
1 head cabbage washed/chilled
1 T salt
 
Slice cabbage with knife; add 1/4 c cold water.  Refrigerate at least 2 hours
DRAIN
 
Dressing:  2 cups sugar               )
                 1/2 cup water              )
                1 cup white vinegar      )  BOIL 1 MINUTE & COOL
                 1/2 cup celery seed     ) 
                  1 T mustard seed       )  
               
DICE:  3 Sticks of celery
            1 Green pepper
            1 Red pepper
             1/2 cup carrots
 
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Oh, I forgot to add that blue cheese and figs go really well together in a mesclun salad. 


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My new favorite salad:

Kale, thinly sliced
Lemon juice and zest
Olive oil
Salt/pepper
Pepitas
Dried cranberries
Asiago

So. Good!!

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Chickpeas and couscous:

1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 c dry couscous
1/2 c broth
Parsley
Spinach
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Steam couscous In boiling broth. Chop a few handfuls each parsley and Spinach. Toss into couscous once it's done. Add chickpeas. season with salt and pepper and dress with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.

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