(Closed) Favourite salad recipe

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 4
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

To balance out the warm, heavy, savory lasagna, I would do something cool with a bit of sweet. I think a great one is the arugala/spinach + craisins/strawberries + crumbled goat cheese/feta + sliced almonds/roasted walnuts. You can toss it in a raspberry vinaigrette (balsamic + raspberries + a bit of oil). 

It’s a fairly traditional salad, but you can make it as basic or as fancy as you want (honey-roasting the walnuts, etc). 

My favorite salad is shredded cabbage, mint, cilantro, carrot, and cucumber tossed with Asian peanut dressing, but it sounds like that probably would be a bit mismatched with your lasagna! 🙂

Post # 6
1813 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have a lovely salad that even won over Mother-In-Law.  I use at least 3 different greens – you can vary it depending on what you have available.  I usually use Spinach, any lettuce apart from Iceberg, Roca and Watercress.  To this I add fresh dill, and if I have some fresh mint.

Rip up some bread (slightly stale is the best) and put in a tray with salt, pepper, chilli flakes and olive oil, mix well so everything is covered and bake in the oven until they are nice and golden.

Roughly chop up a beef tomato and cucumber into chunks, chuck that in the salad bowl with the greens.  Darling Husband is not a fan of spring onions, but if I”m home alone I usually add this too.

Chop up a small handful of sundried tomatoes and add them too.

Dressing is Olive Oil, Balsamic, Salt and Honey – whisk that up until it’s blended

Shave some parmesan directly into the salad bowl, add the dressing and croutons, mix it all up and to finish shave a bit more parmesan on top for decorations


Post # 7
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012


I don’t think so. The strawberries are few, and are balanced with savory cheese and nuts. Plus, fresh strawberries have much different flavor and texture than cooked blueberries (Though I love both!) You could do craisins instead of strawberries if you like. 

I just love serving light, refreshing salads with Italian food! 🙂

Here are some example recipes:





Post # 9
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My favorite is lettuce (whatever you like), walnuts, and cranberries with lemon poppyseed dressing.  You can also put blue cheese on it, but I don’t like it.  🙂

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil (I use EVOO)
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

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