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simple salad advice

tb1478 Jun 29, 2007 08:32 AM

I have a hard time pairing a salad with a meal. I usually just go with the most basic greens-herbs-lemon-olive oil. Could anyone suggest a good, simple salad to accompany the following menu:

Steamed salmon with lemon & herbs
Ratatouille with zucchini, tomato and thyme

I have a recipe for a creamy basil dressing, but I think that might be too heavy. Maybe something with hericot verts?


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  1. Ruth Lafler RE: tb1478 Jun 29, 2007 10:32 AM

    I'd do a corn salad -- you already have tomatoes and a green veg plus lots of herbs in the other dishes.

    1. pikawicca RE: tb1478 Jun 29, 2007 11:04 AM

      Perhaps a salad of steamed tiny new potatoes, dressed with a Dijon-lemon vinaigrette?

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        jes RE: tb1478 Jun 30, 2007 11:41 AM

        Greens with pecans, apples and maybe some grilled onions. I'd use a light oil based dressing or possibly balsamic vinegar.

        1. Emme RE: tb1478 Jun 30, 2007 12:48 PM

          I like asparagus with salmon, so I'd consider an asparagus and mushroom salad... I make something close to this... http://www.recipezaar.com/36428

          1. jinet12 RE: tb1478 Jun 30, 2007 03:21 PM

            You just can't go wrong with a Caesar...It's always great with anything...Be sure to make the dressing yourself, and don't forget the anchovies

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