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Old 12-15-2008, 01:27 PM
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green salad

Do you eat a lot of green salad? I have added it to my diet since eating healthy.

Neither of us care much for salad dressing. MArk likes his dry. I will maybe put a scoop of cottage sheese on mine, or the asain sprays which are no calorie and very good.

What are you favorite toppers on a green salad?

I like:
tomatoes
cucumber
feta cheese
raisins
avacado
croutons

sometimes candied pecans or walnuts , dried cranberries and mandarin oranges.............but that is usually if I order a salad at a fast food place like Wendy's or Jack in the Box. Those are SO good and I never think to put them on my salad at home! LOL!!

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Old 12-15-2008, 02:40 PM
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Vinager and olive oil for me! Sometimes I make seasoned vinager.... yummy. We like ravilo on our salad too. Makes me sick when I make a wonderful greek salad and my dh covers it with ranch or Dorthy Lynch dressing! My kids LOVE hard cooked eggs on thier salad. And chicken.... tons of carrots.. brocoli too.
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When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping"; now we just "chunky dunk"


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I like onion, lots of sweet onions, cucumbers, and red bell peppers on mine. I will eat celery on a green salad, but find it, like chunks of carrots are really harder to chew than I like.

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Old 02-17-2015, 05:02 AM
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hmm, almost anything goes on my salads, fresh and dried fruit, minced veggies (hunks of carrot and celery also hard for me to chew), bread to soak up the dressing, nuts, cheese, seeds, diced meats, hard boiled eggs, beets, you name it I'll put it on there! okay maybe not liver and onions...

and my salads are not always lettuces, sometimes I do herb salads like celery leaves and basil leaves with some thyme and other herbs mixed in, shredded kale is very good with a sweet and sour dressing

does anyone do hot dressings so the salad 'wilts' ? for me it is perfect in August when I am tired of cold food, it is still hot outside, and the evening breezes have kicked in, nice to have as an after the main meal salad instead of dessert
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I do one sometimes with whatever variety of greens I have on hand, the basic recipe is:

1 large bowl of salad greens torn into bite size pieces
4 slices bacon, diced
1/4 cup vinegar
1/3 cup onions, chopped(whatever variety you want)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp splenda OR sugar

In a skillet fry the bacon till crisp, add vinegar and heatthrough. Remove from heat and add the salad greens and onion. Season with the salt, pepper and sugar; toss till salad greens are wilted. 4 servings

Sometimes I use olive oil in place of the bacon fat and then just use bacon bits (to cut down on the saturated fat)

Another way is to add 1/2 tsp dill weed and 1/2 tsp dry mustard while you are heating the bacon etc
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:29 AM
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Grated raw sweet potato is great on salads too.

Haven't done wilts. Need to try that.
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