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Jul 7, 2006 04:08 AM

Fantastic salads

Discovered this fantastic combo in a storebought salad: baby spinach, cucumber, red onion, black olives, dried cranberries and feta (or goat cheese).

Any other combos, besides the now-famous watermelon salad?

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  1. Finely shredded fennel (anise) with a small amount of thinly sliced apples or pears, with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

    It's divine!

    1. Super easy Ceasar when your starving and in a rush.
      Rommaine, Marie's Ceasar dsg, shaved parmesan (imported of course), croutons.

      1. Strawberry, Arugula & Goat Cheese with Hazlenut Dressing.

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        1. re: dragonfly

          wow, that sounds fantastic! i'd even add some toasted hazelnuts for extra crunch.

          1. re: piccola

            Just went to a restaurant tonight and had almost the same salad - baby arugula, sliced strawberries and capriccio (an Italian cow's milk cheese - like a creamy chevre) with toasted sliced almonds and a balsamic/honey/truffle oil dressing - it was spectacular.

        2. the other day I had the store-bought creation.

          ~Mixed Greens
          ~Candied Walnuts
          ~Dried Cranberries
          ~Dried Diced Apricots
          ~Fresh Granny Smith and Fuji Apple slices
          ~Crumbled Blue Cheese
          ~White Zinfandel Vinagrette

          1. My mom makes one with "matchsticks" of swiss and cheddar, purple grapes, spinach, and a mustardy vinaigrette... there's something about the swiss and grapes together that is really awesome! I've done the strawberry, arugula, and goat cheese one before too... I love fruit in my salads.