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HeckyWithTheGoodBear Wed 25-May-16 13:47:50

I'm having more salads for lunch as the weathers nice and I was wondering what everyone's favourite was?

Today I had:

Mixed leaves, cucumber, cherry tomato, red onion, leftover roast chicken, some cheese cut up small, a few cashews and some grapes. Tsp of pesto drizzled over and a spoon of hummus on the side with a toasted wholemeal pitta.

I usually just make it up but wanted some new ideas. grin

Cookingongas Wed 25-May-16 19:36:50

I love tomato and feta. Red onion, spinach, mixed colour tomatoes, cucumber, oregano, and basil- drizzled with Red wine vinegar , and black pepper.
Roll cubed feta in some flour, and fry in some oil for three/four minutes until golden and crispy on the sides. Add to salad and eat.

It's amazing- really worth frying the feta imo

HeckyWithTheGoodBear Wed 25-May-16 19:48:10

That sounds delicious. Never tried feta! I'll give it a go.

Autumnchill Wed 25-May-16 20:05:07

I'm trying to make mine look more exciting and saw salads in a jar so been having them, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, Apple, crayfish tails, smoked salmon, celery, red pepper and boiled egg. Everyone has said how nice they look.

Also got some ambient bags of bulgar wheat stuff to mix in.

Prawns and feta tomorrow smile

Autumnchill Wed 25-May-16 20:05:32

I'm trying to make mine look more exciting and saw salads in a jar so been having them, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, Apple, crayfish tails, smoked salmon, celery, red pepper and boiled egg. Everyone has said how nice they look.

Also got some ambient bags of bulgar wheat stuff to mix in.

Prawns and feta tomorrow smile

Autumnchill Wed 25-May-16 20:06:14

That nice I had to post it twice grin

MooseAndSquirrel Wed 25-May-16 20:08:00

The one that comes on top of my burger 🍔 grin

MariaSklodowska Wed 25-May-16 20:11:17

Salade Nicoise
New potatoes
Green beans
Spring onion
Tin of tuna steak
Hardboiled eggs
Black olives
all arranged how you like on a plate with mustard vinaigrette dressing poured over

oldlaundbooth Wed 25-May-16 20:15:23

1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
1 small red onion, chopped
6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup almonds, toasted in a dry pan

Dressing: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup white sugar 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar.

Mix all non-dressing ingredients together.

Combine dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and mix thoroughly. Best if made an hour before eating.

Really good and an easy way to fill up on broccoli!

oldlaundbooth Wed 25-May-16 20:20:23

My usual go to salad:

A big handful each of raw:

Red pepper

Small shallot, finely chopped

Can of chickpeas/cooked lentils/mixed bean salad, well drained.

Handful chopped feta.

Half handful dried cranberries.

Pumpkin seeds.

Mix all above ingredients.

Dressing: olive oil, maple syrup, mustard, white wine vinegar.
3 tbls OO, 1 tbls maple, 1 tbls mustard, 1 tbls WWV.

Combine thoroughly, pour over salad, mix well.

Really good for lunches as it transports well.

GinThief Wed 25-May-16 20:25:52

My new favourite is -

Sugar snap peas sliced in half
Raddish - grated
Cucumber batoned thinly
Spring onion sliced thinly

2 tabespoons cider vinegar
1 tsp honey

It is very yummy! We have it with grilled chicken breast or halloumi smile

WipsGlitter Wed 25-May-16 20:29:19

Marking. With a watering mouth!!

3luckystars Wed 25-May-16 20:32:54

I actually never ate a salad until a few months ago, I went into a cafe and they had a huge sign with a goats cheese salad so I thought I would try it.
Oh my GOD, it was the most amazing thing I have ever tasted. I try to recreate at home, it is absolutely delicious.

It was:
mixed leaves, loads of rocket and dark leaves
Sun dried tomatoes
Warm goats cheese
Tiny bits of bacon
Balsamic dressing
And pine nuts

The cafe is way across the other side of town and I have driven over 3 times since to have it, I am going again tomorrow.
I am reading this thread with interest, I feel like a whole world of food has been opened up to me.

notamummy10 Wed 25-May-16 20:33:15

Mine is chicken (done in the griddle pan) and bacon pasta (wholewheat) salad. I serve it with baby plum tomatoes, salad onions, red peppers, cucumber, sweetcorn, avocado, hard boiled eggs, beetroot and green pesto. I usually drizzle balsamic vinegar or olive oil as the dressing.

On occasions, I will add gherkins into it (if I have any in my house that is)

eurochick Wed 25-May-16 20:38:15

I had celebrity skin from Pure for lunch today:
Hot smoked salmon

It was lovely.

Blueberry234 Wed 25-May-16 20:39:56

Can I recommend the book a salad for all seasons all the recipes in there are immense

5foot418stone Wed 25-May-16 20:42:20

This is my favourite at the minute

Spinach + whatever lettuce I have on hand
Red pepper
Spring Onion
Avocado mixed with a tsp of honey and 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
Tuna mixed with 0% greek yoghurt, lemon juice & black pepper
Soy roasted sunflower seeds

I also love using bourbon bacon and teeny tiny croutons instead of tuna & yoghurt and sunflower seeds. I must admit with salads I like to get big portions with the least amount of calories.

HisNameWasPrinceAndHeWasFunky Wed 25-May-16 20:45:39


Red or spring onion
Lemon juice
Olive oil.salt pepper

Can also add:
Red pepper
Rocket or lettuce.
Sprinkle of dry Herb's

HisNameWasPrinceAndHeWasFunky Wed 25-May-16 20:48:45

Ottonengi does fab salads. You can google lots of his recipes.

KP86 Wed 25-May-16 20:49:45

Sweet potato/pumpkin, roasted in small cubes
Baby gem lettuce or spinach
Feta or goats cheese
Crispy bacon
Toasted pine nuts
(optional) grilled mushrooms
Serve with a light dressing, like French.

Another one:
Roasted Beetroot
Baby gem lettuce or spinach
Goats cheese
Fresh mint
Serve with a balsamic dressing

KP86 Wed 25-May-16 20:53:32

Forgot to say you can add chickpeas to either of those salads for a bit more protein. And I love the things, so would eat by the canful if I was allowed (LCing at the moment)

HeckyWithTheGoodBear Wed 25-May-16 21:05:50

Wow, these all sound amazing! Given me loads of good ideas. Feeling hungry nowblush

Yukduck Wed 25-May-16 21:33:44

Got to be rocket leaves, red onion sliced thinly, watercress, red peppers sliced thinly, hard boiled egg, cucumber, and red grapes, and home made honey and mustard dressing (teaspoon honey, teaspoon grain mustard, cider vinegar and shake til mixed). I love strong flavours so tend to skip the tomato as it can be a bit insipid (unless sundried in oil which is yummy). Some coleslaw or home made potato salad and you have a brilliant meal.
I sometimes cheat and buy the £1 salad bowls from supermarkets and add to them when desperate for a salad fix.

Wolfiefan Wed 25-May-16 21:34:51

Look at salad love. Great book.
I love Greek salad.
Fennel is great on a salad.
Blue cheese or smoked salmon.

MariaSklodowska Wed 25-May-16 21:42:01

A simple Greek salad is lovely,

Use one cucumber, slice it lengthways and scrape out the wet seedy stuff with a teaspoon, and slice up. Core and de-seed the nicest tomatoes you can find, chop them up. Add sliced red onion, and black olives. Put a piece of feta on top, sprinkled with oregano.

Dress simply with olive oil and lemon juice.

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