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what's in your favorite salad?

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ilovespinach Sun 07-Jun-09 12:59:35

My fav at the mo is

mixed leaves
chesnut mushroom

MrsMattie Sun 07-Jun-09 13:00:53

babyleaf spinach
cherry tomatoes
very thinly sliced cucumber
very thinly sliced yellow pepper
toasted pine nuts
a good balsamic-ey dressing

ilovespinach Sun 07-Jun-09 13:01:59

sounds yummy

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Sun 07-Jun-09 13:03:09

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Bucharest Sun 07-Jun-09 13:03:18

Feta, definitely, mixed leaves, not too heavy on the tomato,green olives, sliced red onions and a bowl of hummus (sp??) and warm pitta on the side...

usedtoreadbooks Mon 08-Jun-09 09:45:50

Smoked bacon, avocado, field mushrooms (either raw or fried with garlic), tomatoes, baby spinach leaves, finely sliced red onion, slivers of strong cheddar or parmesan.

usedtoreadbooks Mon 08-Jun-09 09:46:22

Oh, and no dressing.

bruffin Mon 08-Jun-09 10:22:29

a tin of mixed beans
spinach type leaves
olive oil and lemon
feta cheese


a ceaser salad with avocado, tomato and cucumber

BodenGroupie Mon 08-Jun-09 11:39:50

Avo, mozz, parma ham, figs when available, green stuff, dressing made with honey, oil, dijon mustard, vinegar. Oh, and sometimes some walnuts. Or maybe blue cheese instead of mozz.

Greensleeves Mon 08-Jun-09 11:41:23

fresh broad beans
rocket, spinach, watercress
baby plum tomatoes
pumpkin seeds
sunflower seeds
mange tout
red and yellow peppers
EV olive oil, lime juice

kidcreoleandthecoconuts Mon 08-Jun-09 11:52:41

Lettuce / rocket
Cherry tomatoes
Mixed seeds
cooked cold baby new potatoes
hardboiled eggs
balsamic vinegar

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 08-Jun-09 13:40:20

im a very plain salad girl


lettuce, grated carrot, tom, cucumber, onions

then add eggs, tuna. cheese, ham

and smooter with heinz sc light

artichokes Mon 08-Jun-09 13:44:22

I am enjoying chopped salad at the moment. All the following ingredients are all chopped up small and then dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar:

2 little gem lettuces
half a red onion
kalamata olives
1 fresh red chilli
two large handfuls of cherry toms
a large handful of basil leaves

Before my chopped salad phase I was enjoying a bag of mixed leaves and herbs with cherry toms, cucumber, feta cheese, marinated artichoke hearts and toasted pine nuts.

francagoestohollywood Mon 08-Jun-09 13:53:12

They all sound yummie!
Speaking of artichokes, I love thinly cut fresh artichokes dressed with salt, pepper, sesame seeds, olive oil and parmesan (disclaimer: fresh artichokes are easy to find here in italy and cheaper than in the UK)

francagoestohollywood Mon 08-Jun-09 13:53:33

and lemon juice

Buda Mon 08-Jun-09 13:58:29

Some of these ideas sound yummy - thanks for this thread ilovespinach!

Unicornvomit Mon 08-Jun-09 14:01:32

grilled hallomi , spinach, broccoli, sugar snaps and avocado

or baby plum toms, mozzarella, olive oil & loads of fresh basil

BlueKangerooWonders Mon 08-Jun-09 14:06:40

all sound great - I have to add toasted pine nuts and a salad is perfection for me!

Gmarksthespot Mon 08-Jun-09 14:07:16

red onion
water chestnuts
baby peas
boiled egg
parmeson cheese
heinz salad cream


spokette Mon 08-Jun-09 14:08:14

What about tasty salad dressing that are not too high in calories?

I made a Caesar salad dressing last week which was delicious by high in calories.

GooseyLoosey Mon 08-Jun-09 14:08:35

My favourite from being a child is potato salad - just diced spuds, chives, black pepper (lots) and salad cream. Sounds awful doesn't it, but if I had to choose my last meal on earth, that would be one of the items on the menu!

HuffwardlyRudge Mon 08-Jun-09 14:14:47

I tell you one that is really nice is avocado, mango and beansprouts with fresh limes squeezed over. Om nom nom.

francagoestohollywood Mon 08-Jun-09 14:18:43

Spokette, just whisk EV olive oil (one table spoon) with lemon juice, some pepper and a bit of salt.

WorzselMummage Mon 08-Jun-09 14:33:38

goats cheese
little toms
red onion
leaves of some descrition

janeite Mon 08-Jun-09 17:54:04

I have three absolute faves:

First is a really good Greek salad
Second is rocket, red onion, a decent balsamic and shaved parmesan - to this you can add things like roasted asparagus or glazed shallots etc if wished.
Third is fatoush - pitta bread salad - scrummy.

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