(Closed) SALAD!

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 46
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Blushing bee

Romaine and spinach with cold chicken, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, carrots, strawberries, hard-boiled egg, and any vinaigrette dressing.

Post # 47
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

My fave:

Lettuce/spinach, grilled chicken, apples, blue cheese, candied pecans, bacon, some yummy dressing!

I love any combo of pears or apples and blue or goat cheese with spinach and whatever. SO GOOD.

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Magnolia House

julies1949:  I eat that Kale salad all the time. It is awesome!

Post # 49
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Bumble Beekeeper

ClaudiaKishi:  I love to do kale with tomatoes, cukes, carrots, corn, hardboiled eggs, and beets dressed in hummus, olive oil and lemon juice. super yummy and filling!

Post # 50
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Bumble bee

I could eat ARugula (or mixed greens) with roasted beets (cold), goast cheese and pine nuts or sunflower seeds with grilled chicken EVERY DAMN day.

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I looooove cobb salads, and also make myself an amazing green bean/white bean/tomato salad with basil, olive oil, and salt– no lettuce but still a great lunch! I’m also a big fan of any salad with fruit in it. The Panera fuji apple chicken is always a good call.

Post # 52
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Ooh my salads this week are pretty on point. Spinach, kale, tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper, feta, sweet potato, quinoa, and avacado lime dressing. So good and packed with nutrients!

Post # 53
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Romaine, red onion, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese

topped with chicken and quinoa with vinegar and oil dressing. YUM!

Post # 54
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Bumble bee

Before I became so limited on my intake, my favorite was Horiatiki salad – this was my go to for the salad dressing.  I also bought the very freshest produce I could – it’s even better from a farmer’s market.

Ingredients:

1 pound feta cheese, slightly crumbled
6 plum tomatoes, peeled, quartered, and seeds removed
2 cucumbers, peeled, split lengthwise, seeds removed, 
and sliced into 4-inch diagonals
1 medium red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
¼ pound kalamata olives, split, pits removed
1 bunch mint, leaves torn
½ bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves torn
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
4 ounces Greek extra virgin olive oil
2 ounces red wine vinegar

Method:

In a large bowl, combine the feta, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, olives, mint, parsley, salt, oregano, and pepper. Toss the salad with the olive oil and vinegar and season to taste.

http://www.jamesbeard.org/recipes/domatasalata-horiatiki-greek-village-salad

 If you’re feeling more adventerous, toss in some rinsed capers and sliced bell peppers.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by  bywater.
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Post # 55
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t know if this has already been mentioned, but: QUINOA! It’s a great source of protein and makes a pretty hearty salad. 

I also love homemade pico de gallo, cotija cheese, black beans, corn. I love a good southwestern salad. Morningstar has spicy blak bean patties that I bake in the oven and cut up into my salad. And always, always avocado!!!

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee

If you like raw garlic/eat it for health reasons you will love this:

I make a mock caesar dressing by soaking two minced garlic cloves in 1/4 c olive oil overnight, then I throw that into the blender w/ 4 oz goat cheese, 2 TB lemon juice, 1/2 tsp of salt, and 2 tsp of freshly ground pepper. You can throw fresh herbs in there too, if you have any on hand. 

This works beautifully on baby romaine. 

Post # 57
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Bumble bee

ClaudiaKishi:  greens topped with grilled chicken, blueberries, chopped nuts, feta, and poppyseed dressing

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

There’s this small plate salad at Cheesecake Factory that is one of my favorite things to eat, ever.  I wish they made a full version.  It’s rocket, apples, goat cheese, pecans, and beets and it’s amazing!  It wouldn’t be too hard to make at home.

Post # 59
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

A restaurant near my house used to make the best salad ever: mixed greens. sliced dried dates, grape tomato, paper-thin slices of raw zucchini, black olives, walnuts, ricotta salata. 

My current salad obsession from Maison Kayser: greens, shaved fennel, watermelon radish, cooked celery root and butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, feta cheese, lemon olive oil dressing. OMG it’s so good!

Post # 60
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Buzzing bee

A great tip I learned is checking out local restaurant’s menus and copy-catting their salads! There’s a lot of places around my houses that have DELISH salads, but I hate forking over $10-20 for a salad! Most of the times, they have enough ingredients listed that I can copy, and then search online for a recipe for the dressing. Plus, it makes it easier to control the calorie content. There is nothing worse than ordering a salad and then checking the nutrituion information online and seeing you consumed WAY more calories than you ever thought! 

homemade dressing> store bought any day of the week! 

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