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Mar 21, 2008 01:13 PM

I need a salad suggestion.

I'm making a salad for mom's fairly straightforward Easter dinner. I know they will be serving ham, grilled asparagus, and sweet potatoes of some sort. Any ideas what would go well with the rest of the dishes? Something that isn't too based on seeds/nuts would be a plus do to some dietary restrictions (but they could be added later I suppose if essential). Was thinking of doing something with strawberries and goat cheese but I wasn't sure if that would be too sweet (and they're not really in season).


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  1. Roasted red and golden beets with chevre with say, a pomegranite or boutique balsamic vinaigrette.

    1. Mixed greens, thinly sliced fennel, orange segments, crumbled gorgonzola with a lemon vinaigrette. can add toasted almonds/pecans .

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      1. Mixed greens, maple syrup glazed walnuts, Gorganzola cheese, with a Balsamic vinagette. That's what we're doing.

        1. I'm such a broken record, but I love avocado and citrus (orange, tangerine, grapefruit) with a light lime vinaigrette on baby greens.
          Or pears with goat cheese in butter lettuce cups with a honey-mustard drizzle.

          1. All the suggestions sound great. Mine is more of a "salad for dummies": oranges, onions, salt, olive oil. Slice, slice, sprinkle, pour. When you actually see a recipe for this salad typical of Southern Spain and Italy, they talk about blood oranges, a certain type of onion, etc. Not necessary; any type of orange, any type of onion and it's great.