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Your favourite green salad for winter

foodiemommy Dec 2, 2007 01:03 PM

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.

  1. LulusMom Dec 2, 2007 01:06 PM

    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: LulusMom
      foodiemommy Dec 2, 2007 01:10 PM

      fennel! what a brilliant idea.

      1. re: foodiemommy
        linguafood Dec 2, 2007 01:41 PM

        One of my favorite winter salads is mâche 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
          rouxmaker Dec 3, 2007 09:37 AM

          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
          free sample addict aka Tracy L Dec 2, 2007 06:11 PM

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

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          bebevonbernstein Dec 2, 2007 02:01 PM

          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
            chef chicklet Dec 3, 2007 11:32 AM

            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. King of Northern Blvd Dec 2, 2007 04:51 PM

            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
              bubbles4me Dec 2, 2007 04:56 PM

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

            2. Candice Dec 2, 2007 05:59 PM

              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. Megiac Dec 3, 2007 10:07 AM

                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.

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                  olivertwist Dec 3, 2007 10:16 AM

                  Baby spinach, red onion, pears, toasted walnuts, dried cranberries and feta or gorganzola cheese. The dressing is equal portions of olive oil, balsamic vinger and maple syrup (sounds crazy, but it works!).

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