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  • What's your favorite salad(s)?

    I do at least one salad a day.. I have some favorites but always looking for new ideas.

    I thought maybe people would list their favorite salads...

    Here's my recent list-

    -Steak salad. I keep some lean steak strips and bagged lettuce (I'm lazy). Mix in 1/4 avocado and a bit of shredded romano or asiago cheese. Top with ground black pepper and sea salt. I found some dressing called Tonton Sesame that is great.
    -Chinese chicken salad. Same lettuce and all above but with grilled chicken and low carb Chinese Chicken salad dressing from Ken's Steak House.
    -Sesame Kale salad from the local hippy store deli (Earth Fare)
    -Newly discovered...also from Earth Fare, Sichuan snow peas.. simple and good.
    -When I do lunch with the gang from work, I always get grilled chicken salad because I don't trust the restaurants with anything else, and one has a grilled salmon salad.. yum.
    -Shredded lettuce and enchilada filling made with ground beef or bison. (I get enchilada mix because it has less onions than taco mix).

  • #2
    LOL just posted mine on another thread!

    Take some cashews, toss them in a baggie. Grind some fresh cracked pepper into the baggie. Shake shake shake.

    Lots of greens. Toss in peppered cashews, feta cheese, some thin sliced red onion, some cherry tomatoes cut however you like. Dried cranberries if you have them, throw in a bunch. Dried apricots work nicely too. Toss toss toss. Dress with raspberry vinaigrette. Add some chicken on the top if you're so inclined.

    Guaranteed to be enjoyed even by salad haters
    Fighting fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain since 2002.

    Big Fat Fiasco

    Our bodies crave real food. We remain hungry as long as we refuse to eat real food, no matter how much junk we stuff into our stomachs. ~J. Stanton


    • #3
      My standard lunch salad is pretty similar to Mark's, several handfuls of mesculen lettuce, carrot, tomato, red capsicum, cucumber, balsamic and a chicken breast or steak, cooked in butter and diced. One of my favorite dinner salads is baby spinach, coloured capsicum (I think you call capsicum bell pepper), sweet potato cut into chips and roasted, grilled lamb rump (cooked med or rare then sliced) and a non-primal dressing made of mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce.. Mmmm. You could probably make the dressing better (homemade mayo and some fresh chilli and lime or something?)
      I love salad!


      • #4
        My (almost) daily salad goes like this:

        A couple fistfuls of mixed field greens
        4" of English cucumber, sliced
        2 big stalks of celery, sliced
        1 carrot, sliced
        1/4 red pepper, sliced
        1 sheet of toasted seaweed, torn up
        1/2 cup or less of frozen 4 berry blend
        1 handful of macadamias
        1 avocado, sliced
        EVOO, liberally
        balsamic vinegar, liberally

        I would add broccoli and cauliflower but I've read that cruciferous veggies like those are best eaten cooked or steamed. I used to have raisins, too, but removed them in the interest of decreasing my sugar intake.
        You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!


        • #5
          This is kind of a salad, it's the most awesome snack ever:

          a few oz smoked salmon, cut into strips
          1/2 an avocado, also cut up
          thinly sliced red onion
          sprinkle with sesame seeds and drizzle some soy sauce over it
          serve with some wasabi.

          So freaking good.


          • #6
            Baby Spinach, red onion slices, fresh strawberries, feta cheese, bacon crumbles, raspberry vinaigrette


            • #7
              I call it a hot wing salad:


              strips of chicken breast sauteed in butter and lousiana hot sauce

              Blue cheese dressing



              • #8
                My version of a Nicoise salad....

                Spinach and arugula
                Tomato wedges
                Red bell peppers
                Kalamata olives
                Green beans
                Hard boiled eggs
                Roasted sweet potatoes
                Dijon mustard thinned with olive oil



                • #9
                  Romaine with tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, sunflower seeds, either avocado or parmesan cheese, and a apple cider vinegar and olive oil dressing with a little garlic mixed in.
                  Leaf lettuce with red pear, walnuts, blue cheese, and the above vinegarette. Heaven!


                  • #10
                    Tonights' salad

                    Spinach and arugula
                    Diced pear
                    Red onion
                    Red bell pepper
                    Toasted cashews
                    Fresh goats' cheese
                    Olive oil


                    • #11
                      Cobb salad is great and quite's usually a safe restaurant order when you go out.

                      chopped salad greens, tomato, crisp bacon, boiled or roasted chicken breast, hard-boiled egg, avocado, chives, red-wine vinaigrette and Roquefort cheese.
                      carl's cave


                      • #12
                        Just made a Thai fried quail egg salad! Mostly from SheSimmers, a Thai cooking blog.

                        1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
                        1/2 cucumber, peeled, sliced into half-moons
                        1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped
                        1 hot red pepper, sliced on an angle
                        1 bell pepper (red or orange is nice), thinly sliced
                        lime juice to taste
                        fish sauce (no sugar) to taste
                        12 quail eggs (a few regular eggs, fried and cut up, will do here)

                        Fry the quail eggs, toss everything together, and serve. Enough for 2 servings. Perfect spring salad.


                        • #13
                          Just a had a yummy simple cucumber salad:

                          1 c. Sliced cucumbers
                          1 tablespoon champagne vinegar (or other vinegar, but this one is great)
                          1 teaspoon dijon mustard
                          pinch of dill
                          salt & pepper

                          Toss, chill a bit and serve! So refreshing!


                          • #14
                            My daily salad is:
                            2 cups of baby spinach
                            1/2 cup broccoli slaw
                            1/2 tomato
                            1 avocado
                            1 packet of wild caught bristling crown prince sardines in EVOO drizzled over salad with balsamic.


                            • #15
                              Mine is either a cobb salad or a nicoise salad.
                              "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

                              People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.