Suggestions please: interesting salad to serve with lasagna
- MaspethMaven Dec 31, 2006 03:18 PM
Am to bring salad course for New Year's Eve dinner with family. Main is Lasagna with meatballs and sausage.
(edited later)We are very tired of Ceasar!
Any suggestions for something new, interesting? Dinner companions not terribly adventurous, but appreciate good food.
I usually prefer a simple salad with lasagna since there's so much going on in the main course. But if you want something a bit fancier, how about a bitter green such as curly endive, which would hold it's own against sausage and meatballs, with onion and orange segments?
One of my coworkers gave me a wonderful salad recipe.
It is made with spinach and other greens, madarin oranges, red onion, avocado and a great sweet and sour dressing. Everytime I make it I'm asked for the recipe, it's very refreshing.If you are avoiding fresh spinach it can be easily made with red and butter lettuce (soft leaves) and a mix of other lettuces. If you like I'll post the details.
re: chef chicklet
This recipe has been in our family for years - in fact we're having it for New Year's tomorrow :-) - but we serve it with a light poppy seed dressing. Oh, and we add some toasted slivered almonds.
We often have lasagna on Christmas Eve and this salad is a frequent accompaniment.
Chef Chicklet is right, almost everyone asks for the recipe.
With the heaviness of that type of lasagne, I like a really light salad w/o cheese...with an overabundance of citrus fruits (gift baskets) I made a simple salad w/a mix of greens (include bitter ones like radicchio) and serve with citrus segments (supremed - cut them out of the membrane) and a citrus/mustard vinagrette. Very refreshing.