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Salad (2011 - 2015)


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A niçoise-inspired salad improvised with things I had on hand - baby romaine, parsley, cherry tomatoes, leftover boiled fingerling potatoes, a poached egg, and a can of albacore smoked in olive oil. Dressed with arbequina olive oil, red wine vinegar, kosher salt, and plenty of black pepper.

 

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Hello everyone.  I'm new to eGullet, and am posting here in an attempt to revive the thread.  I have a hard time with salad in the winter, myself, so please, ya'll:  bring on the winter-salad porn.  I need inspiration.

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Taco salad sans tortilla bowl (so it actually retains some healthy qualities) - chopped romaine, top with a drizzle of buttermilk ranch type dressing, cooked black beans, chopped up fajita seasoned chicken, pico de gallo (phooey on winter tomatoes), corn salsa, and a big spoonful of guac or diced avocadoes. Squirt lime all over the top.

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"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast" - Oscar Wilde

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BeeZee,

 

Have you ever tried tossing your drained can of mandarins with some green leaf lettuce, very thinly sliced sweet onion and a slightly sweet, simple vinaigrette? It's elegant in its simplicity, and I'm sure it would be better with peak of season fresh citrus supremes, but I have to say it's very good with the canned mandarins.

 

I had this salad years ago at a baby shower at work, and it's become a regular in the rotation.

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Definitely salad weather these days. Steam-baked some local Warba nugget potatoes and small beets. Some diced white onion and feta cheese, served over fresh beet greens with a vinaigrette.

 

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Loosely based on this recipe for Beet & Potato Salad. (You might have to scroll down to find it.)

 

It seemed odd to use hard-boiled egg yolks in the dressing, but it was tasty enough! I used feta cheese in place of the cooked egg whites and just the plain beets instead of pickled ones.  

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FP  : that salad made my day.   I found some ( maybe ) nice beets at the IndianEmporium this weekend and will pass them through the CSB

 

which moves outside these days to work.   it of course comes back inside when resting.

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rotuts, the CSB is really wonderful for root veggies, isn't it? 

 

A warm potato salad with Warba potatoes, green beans, onion, tomatoes and feta cheese. A tiny bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Maybe some basil or oregano or parsley on top. 

 

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And a simple spinach and strawberry salad with feta cheese and hazelnuts, balsamic vinaigrette and fresh basil. Should have added a bit of sweet onion. 

 

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great thread. I struggle with salads, but there are some great ideas here.

 

I love roast vegetables tossed through lettuce and a dressing of lemon, olive oil and mint. Also great with some thin slices of lamb . . . And the classic greek salad, feta, red onion, tomatoes, olives all spread out on a platter so you can pick the bits you like. Nicosia salad is great too. 

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Beet salad with Trader Joe organic beets steamed in microwave. Once chunked into bowl they were tossed with salt, course black pepper, a healthy amount of crushed garlic, touch of mustard powder and TJ Seville orange marmalade, light hand with balsamic and olive oil, crushed well roasted almonds, and crumbled goat cheese. Heavenly at room temp as cheese softens from warmish beets. Fresh mint would have been a lovely addition. No image as it looks like a red jello salad from the midwest ;)

 

ETA: forgot the raw garlic1

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I like salads anytime. This mornings breakfast salad was a simple mix of Campari tomatoes with French feta, herbs from the garden and a vinaigrette dressing served along side of toasted pita filled with a very nice Gouda

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I've been enjoying Greek salad a lot lately. I like it chopped, not greens, so I do halved cherry tomatoes, chunks of cucumber, thinly sliced red onion, halved kalamata olives, crumbled feta and parsley. Add a splash of red wine vinegar and olive oil and I'm in heaven.

There is also a salad at my local burrito place that is amazing and not too hard to recreate in concept, for the most part: romaine, black beans, southwest chicken breast, pepper jack cheese, corn salsa, spicy pico de gallo and crunchy tortilla strips. The hardest part is the honey-jalapeño dressing that I'm addicted to. But any slightly sweet, creamy dressing would be good.

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Aside from cold seafood salads, I think my tastes for salad are opposite most of the Pacific Northwest.  I tend to eat less salads during the summer growing season and prepare most of my salads during the Fall and Winter months.  And while it can be terribly snowy and cold during winters in Eastern, Washtington, I still have plenty of delicious salad ingredients available. Two of my favorite seasonal salads, one with Pacific Northwest flavors.

 

Warm German Potato Salad.  Boiled Yukon Gold potatoes with a hot dressing of bacon, bacon fat, apple cider vinegar, onion, parsley, salt and pepper.

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And this delicious beauty, Washington Red Bosc Pear, Toasted Oregon Hazelnuts and Rogue Creamery (Oregon) Bleu Cheese.  A scattering of dried cranberries and a dressing of Dijon mustard, hazelnut and walnut oils, shallot, thyme, salt and black pepper.

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Beautiful photos, David. Hmm: we have freshly-dug potatoes and a wood-cutting/splitting/stacking party coming up in good crisp fall weather. Thanks for the inspiration!

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I have always liked potatoes in salads. In this case arugula and pickled cauliflower with new potatoes.

 

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Host's note: this inspiring topic continues here.

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