View Full Version : What are your favorite easy salad combinations?
07-22-2011, 12:52 PM
Newbie looking for inspiration! =)
homeschooling mom of 5
07-22-2011, 01:00 PM
My favorite so far is a mix of Romaine lettuce with vine-ripened tomatoes, half an avocado, a couple slivers of mild or yellow onion, bell peppers of any color, thinly sliced zucchini and a homemade vinagrette with extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with pine nuts and a touch of nutritional yeast. Yum!! The avocado, tomatoes and vinagrette can turn into an almost creamy-like mix at the bottom of the salad. Great to have some dehydrated bread on hand to mop it up! Alissa's book has a couple incredible recipes for dehydrated bread - I like the pizza crust one especially.
07-22-2011, 01:26 PM
sliced vine ripened tomatoes
finely chopped red onion or shallot
salt and black pepper
Raw extra virgin olive oil
torn greek basil
assemble all ingredients and then sprinkle over some vinegar and some oil.
Melon and Avocado Salad serves two
This isn't the best combination of foods so omit the melon if you'd rather
1 avocado sliced
6 slices of honeydew, cantaloupe or Piel de Sapo melon
6 small tomatoes
2 big handfuls watercress
Honey and garlic salad dressing - raw olive oil, cider vinegar (or balsamic if you allow it), crushed garlic cloves, salt and black pepper, honey
this is meant to be a sweet dressing so go slighty heavy on the honey or make the dressing and pour over salad and then drizzle over a spoonful of honey for each salad which you assemble on the plate in a pleasing way!
Cauli & Brocc Salad
Slices of cauliflower and broccoli arranged in a dish with a plain, raw vinegrette sprinkled over. Set aside to marinate until the texture of the veg has softened a little. place on a plate with a little of the dressing (you might have a bit left over - save for another salad) and top with some lightly crushed carraway seeds.
07-22-2011, 02:23 PM
and a salad dressing I like ...
handfuls of watercress blended with some raw olive oil and lemon juice and a touch of sea salt
07-22-2011, 02:41 PM
Romaine and red leaf lettuce torn into small pieces and topped with chopped fresh tomatoes, corn sliced off the cob, cucumber chunks, and some fresh dill.
07-22-2011, 08:27 PM
1/2 avocado diced
1 tomato seeded and diced
1/4 diced sweet onion
handfull chopped olives (raw if you can find them, otherwise I use organic packed in water)
mix it up a bit and serve on greens of choice.
07-24-2011, 01:56 PM
The ONLY salad I can bring myself to eat, and crave actually, is my Spinach salad that I kind of concocted by accident when I was trying to do something else:
a few leaves of sweet basil
2 tomatoes, sliced/diced
Sweet Vadillia onion, diced, as much as you can stand
Cilantro (LOTS AND LOTS -- I personally can't go wrong with too much, but at least a handfull)
1-2 Tbs Lemon Juice
salt to taste
I do this for work and I think it tastes a lot better when the toppings sit together and marinate --
1) Put a couple of handfulls of baby spinach in a big zip lock baggie and add a few succulent sweet basil leaves.
2) In a second baggie, cut up the tomatoes, onion, and throw them all together with the cilantro, lemon juice, and salt. Zip tight and pack it in your lunch. I dont' refridgerate it (mostly b/c I get caught up with stuff and work and don't think about it) but that is up to you.
3) When you are ready to eat -- cut the avacado in half, scoop out one half and mix it up with the spinach and basil. Then dump the toppings (make sure you get all that stubborn cilantro off the sides of the bag) and then cut up the rest of the avacado and put it on top of that!
It is to live for :) and I swear it keeps me sane when I try to eat healthy. It is definately a meal. I wouldn't keep it out much past lunch time though and it is totally up to do if you want to put it in the fridge. I am not a fan of cold veggies for some reason...
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