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So let me get this straight. What meals would you serve lettuce with? Am intrigued.

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emkana Thu 08-Oct-09 22:23:09

Following on from my beans on toast with lettuce thread I really want to know now what meals people are acceptable to serve with lettuce. Have a feeling that it might after all be a cultural thing? In German recipe books you will often find hot dishes with a comment "serve with a green salad". Not done in Britain?

CristinaTheAstonishing Thu 08-Oct-09 22:25:04

Pizza and salad? Pizza preferably a hot dish (if you don't object to "dish" for pizza).

seeker Thu 08-Oct-09 22:26:15

I serve a green salad with practically everything. Ds doesn't eat it unless it's lamb's lettuce - which is, apparently "nice salad" But I am part foreign and dip bread in my wine and do lots of other odd, non-British things!

nancy75 Thu 08-Oct-09 22:26:47

there are loads of thing we have with salad, beans on toast is not one!
bbq type chicken

emkana Thu 08-Oct-09 22:27:18

Okay so what about these:

Lasagne and salad

Spaghetti Bolognese and salad

Jacket potato and salad

potato bake and salad

Steak, chips and salad

yay or nay?

emkana Thu 08-Oct-09 22:28:09

sorry x post

seeker Thu 08-Oct-09 22:28:53

Yes to all of those.

I probably wouldn't serve salad with a cooked breakfast - but apart form that......!

Although, thinking about it, a nice tomato salad......

Poledra Thu 08-Oct-09 22:28:55

I'd serve lettuce with lots of hot meals - lasagna, risotto, grilled fish and chips (though DCs prefer peas with this smile), a mediterranean lamb thing with beans, all sorts. Probably wouldn't serve it with beans on toast though grin

fruitspooksbatsintheeaves Thu 08-Oct-09 22:29:16

All of those
I love salad

bibbitybobbityCAT Thu 08-Oct-09 22:30:14

Personally I wouldn't serve anything with a hot runny sauce (like gravy, or indeed the tomato sauce on beans) with salad.

I also would not serve a snack (such as beans on toast, egg on toast, cheese on toast) with salad.

I'd serve almost anything else with salad, though, if people wanted it.


emkana Thu 08-Oct-09 22:30:46

If I gave my children beans on toast I would serve it with salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers) to make me feel more virtuous about it.

GoppingOtter Thu 08-Oct-09 22:31:01

i love lasagna with salad

Lilyloooohhhh Thu 08-Oct-09 22:34:13

Would do pasta dish with salad or jacket potato or pizza
not a runny sauce though

silkcut Thu 08-Oct-09 22:35:38

A big Mac has lettece on no?

silkcut Thu 08-Oct-09 22:36:44

lettuce* {blush]

bibbitybobbityCAT Thu 08-Oct-09 22:37:58

Well, emkana, that's obviously where your dd got her idea from grin.

cookielove Thu 08-Oct-09 22:38:37

how has no one mentioned prawn cocktail, that is the pefect dish to be served with lettuce

FranklyIDontGiveAMam Thu 08-Oct-09 22:38:54

Ah, - this thread is more fun than the last one I was one......

Drayford Thu 08-Oct-09 22:39:27

I come from continental roots (italian mainly, but 2nd generation british) and my DH is swiss.

I and DH grew up having salad after our meals (with very few starchy veg) and continue to do so. Our DC also both eat salad with everything (and have been forced to have done so since a very young age, however, it's generally a green salad (lettuce & leaves & sometimes cucumber with a good creamy home made dressing).

I think it kind of acts like a palate cleanser! I love Cheese on Toast and Salad and Roast Beef & Gravy followed by Salad (particularly with gravy mixed into the salad)

silkcut Thu 08-Oct-09 22:42:36

And me Frank grin

kickassangel Thu 08-Oct-09 22:43:53

if i ran a pub, there would be 'salad garnish' with everything

TrillianSlasher Thu 08-Oct-09 22:45:33

Nothing saucy where an inappropriate sauce might get on the letteuce.

<likes to keep food separate>

TeamEdwardTango Thu 08-Oct-09 22:51:40

<boak> at Drayford mixing gravy into salad.
It's just wrong! On so many levels.

muggglewump Thu 08-Oct-09 22:55:43

Oh no gravy with salad sounds truly disgusting.

I've seen a few recipes with cooked lettuce too which is just all wrong.

Drayford Thu 08-Oct-09 22:59:01

It's really lovely - honest grin - you just need to give it a try!

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