Sounds like a wonderful combo,Paul.And Aimee-forgot to mention that pecans ARE better in the salad I posted imo.Enjoy.[:)]
All of the above sounds very good. I also add crumbled blue cheese and dried cranberries with some small amounts of finely cut jalapeno and just a dash of sesame oil.
Paul E. Smith
forgot… sliced Porcini mushroom and pleaaaase…crush the garlic!!!
Sounds great Marta…love the mushrooms!
Ok Lee… being italian [:D]
this is my favourite recipe!
* 250 g porcini mushrooms (REAL PORCINI!)
* a "bed" of lettuce on the server plate
* 2 celery steams finely chopped
* 30 g shredded parmigiano reggiano
* 3 anchovy filets smashed in olive oil
* 1 garlic clove
* lemon juice
* Extra Virgin Olive oil
* white pepper
…another one? Subtiute Porcini with finely diced artchoke hearts!
I can’t speak for anyone else, but I would like to hear some new ideas. Sometimes I get in a rut with my salad.
Ann, OMG I am SO making that salad for Mother’s Day…with pecans.
Salad is one thing I never get sick of, it s a huge part of my low carb lifestyle. Taco Salads, Chef Salads, Grilled Chicken Caesar salad. My favorite right now though is strips of grilled boneless sirloin seasoned with a bit of balsamic garlic olive oil.
In my opinion this is a rather silly question. I prepare many different kinds of salads depending on what my entree is. Do you want the whole list?
My Spinach salad:
1 lb bacon fried crisp, save all the grease
To the grease add fresh lemon juice
Hardboil 8 eggs
2 packs fresh spinach
Mix the hot grease , honey, lemon, worstershire
bring to a boil
add spinach and wilt
add bacon crunched up with sliced eggs on top
Feeds 4-6 if I’m not there…if I am, then just me!
Pomegranate Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Pomegranate vinaigrette (see recipe)
Red leaf lettuce (4 to 6 cups of torn lettuce)
1 green onion, diced
1 cup pomegranate seeds
2 fresh oranges, peeled, seeded and cut into sections
1 cup roasted walnut pieces
� cup blue cheese
Prepare pomegranate vinaigrette.
Arrange salad ingredients in large serving dish or in individual bowls. Drizzle with dressing. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
� cup pomegranate juice
� cup olive oil
� cup orange juice
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
� tablespoon shredded lemon peel
In saucepan, bring pomegranate juice to a boil; boil until reduced to � cup. Add remaining ingredients and boil another 3 minutes. Cool, cover and chill.
This is wonderful.I have only made it twice,but both times it was a hit!![:)]
Right stricken_detective, salad was always had after the main meal in Italian-american families. and I agree with the mozzarella pieces and yes, fresh ground black pepper…and lots of it…makes a big difference!
My Gram always makes a simple salad, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, maybe small slivers of onions & red wine vinegar first, then olive oil. Then salt & fresh cracked pepper. I like that one the best, and being Italian you know this is eaten after the main meal, right? This is when it tastes the best. [:)]
Now, having said that, if I had my druthers, this is what I would want
baby spinach leaves
unsalted sunflower kernels
fresh mozzarella slices
fresh basil strips, just a few
balsamic vinegar, just a few shakes
just a touch of olive oil
cracked black pepper
Sometimes on a Sunday we will do an antipasti plate. A good loaf of bread, sliced fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, salami, grape tomatoes, a selection of olives, and smoked provolone chunks. Very good for a lazy Sunday when you just want to read the paper & relax.[:D]
Being Italian, I grew up with salad as a part of everymeal…Back then it was terrible iceburg lettuce,wine vinegar and Italian olive oil, with some tomatoes…and whatever else mom wanted to add.
Today,in Italian restaurants and great food places, salads have often become art. There is an Italian local restaurant known for it’s salad served home style in a large bowl…it has all the regular ingredients you’d expect plus salami,olives, hard boiled eggs,peppers,cucumbers, and those hot Tuscan peppers I love…it’s covered in a superb house Italian made with aged balsamic vinegar and extra virgin Olive oil…that’s the way I try to make it at home…love those hot peppers….Even olive Gardens use those!!!
Some places turn a Caesar salad into a fancy show done at table…where can’t you get a Caesar Salad these days.
Even fast food places have gotten into the specialty salad business for the more health conscious.
Yes, I love a great salad, and I’m learning to appreciate the "art" of great salad making….so if you’re creating a salad work of art…..what do you use and what would that "work of art" look like????
How Do You Prepare YOUR Salad
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