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Your favourite green salad for winter

Hi,
I'm going to a pot-luck meeting on Tuesday and have been assigned the green salad. Salad isn't my strong point, so I'm hoping some of you can suggest a recipe for a nice, flavourful, salad and dressing - something to go with a "winter meal".
Thanks in advance.
foodiemommy

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  1. Not sure if this counts as a green salad or not, but how about a fennel salad? Slice it very very thinly, maybe add some capers (or not), some lemon and olive oil. I'm sure there are other additions to make it nice too.

    Or ... how about something like arugala, pear, walnut and some sort of crumbled blue cheese with just a very simple vinaigrette?

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      1. re: foodiemommy

        One of my favorite winter salads is m√Ęche with avocado & walnuts (you can add a hard-boiled egg, too, if you want it to be even more substantial).

        The dressing: walnut oil, lemon juice (or white balsamic), crushed garlic, dill & parsley, s&p, maybe a touch of dijon, and sour cream.

        1. re: foodiemommy

          This is a beautiful holiday (red/green) colored salad using winter produce.
          Mix sliced fennel, endive, crumbled blue cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries, grated green apple (skin on) with a citrus vinaigrette.
          For the vinaigrette:
          Sherry or champagne vinegar
          Olive oil
          Small amount of lemon juice
          Splash of orange juice
          Salt and pepper

        2. re: LulusMom

          I was going to suggest that too. I made similar salad with olives instead of capers and added sliced satsuma oranges.

        3. Arugala, pomegranate seeds, and toasted pecans with a dressing of red wine vinegar/balsamic (the recipe is on epicurious, if you do a search). Good stuff.

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          1. re: bebevonbernstein

            This is my choice, and my addition to this would be to make a creamy balsamic dressing by simply adding creamy blue cheese or a homemade ranch dressing, I swear I lick the plate.

          2. That Cavalo Nero(Dinosaur Kale) salad that was posted a little ways back is a great winter salad.

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            1. re: King of Northern Blvd

              Salad Lyonnaise...nothing says winter to me like bacon and egg salad with garlicy chunks of fried bread...

            2. Lately I've been making salads with some combination of persimmons, pomegranate seeds, a little goat cheese, toasted almonds or walnuts, green onions, and baby mixed greens. Very tasty with a simple vinaigrette.

              1. I made a salad for thanksgiving that was a huge hit. I used baby arugula, and tossed with shaved fennel, sauteed mushrooms (at room temperature) and goat cheese. The dressing was a dijon vinagrette.