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Sep 18, 2008 10:55 AM

Non-green veggie salad

I'm looking for a simple, easy/cheap-to-make-in-bulk vegetable salad to serve at a BBQ -- does anyone have any suggestions?

Three Bean Salad would be perfect, but I'm also serving baked beans, which might be 'bean overkill'. I don't want anything I need to cook too much - it needs to be very simple.

Any suggestions are appreciated!

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  1. I'm in love with a panzanella salad this summer. Simple, delish: Tomatoes, cukes or celery, red onion, day ole bread cut into cubes and fresh basil or parsely/cilantro. It's perfect just as is, but of course I play each time by adding stuff like corn (fantastic) or radishes or avacado chunks or mushrooms (awesome), fresh dill & chives. Dressing is simple fresh squeezed lemon juice and olive oil (s&P). You can also add a nice fontina cheese or motz balls (mini). There are many versions of panzanella, some add vinegar in stead of lemon juice but I love the lemon juice best.
    check these out (food network has a nice one with cornbread)

    1. This was in the San Diego Union Tribune yesterday. I hope you find this helpful.

      Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad
      6 servings

      2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

      2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

      4 teaspoons olive oil

      2 cups fresh or frozen yellow corn

      2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped

      2 avocados, peeled and diced

      1 green onion, finely chopped

      Salt and pepper to taste

      2 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro leaves

      6 lime wedges

      In a small bowl, whisk together the lime and orange juices and the olive oil. In a larger bowl, combine the corn, tomatoes, avocados, green onion and cilantro. Toss with the dressing and season with salt and pepper. Chill 1 hour. Serve salad with lime wedges.

      Per serving: 181 calories, 12 g fat, 3.4 g protein, 19 g carbohydrates, 0 mg cholesterol, 208 mg sodium, 6 g dietary fiber.

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      1. Quinoa with veggies &/or fruits -- I do this with mango, avocado, red onion, scallion, and a tangy lime dressing
        Roasted green tomato and feta salad
        Potato salad (with an unusual dressing and fresh herbs)
        Beet salad with vinaigrette...
        Broccoli salad with a light dressing and some other goodies thrown in

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        1. re: foxy fairy

          Rice and veggie salad, or if it's available, an israeli cous cous salad with roasted vegetables would be nice.

        2. Cucumber salad? Carrot salad?

          1. I am a big fan of the orzo with everything recipe on epicurious, and a salad of chopped fennel, apples, fresh mint, candied pecans, blue cheese and basalmic vinegar&olive oil. It might sound like a weird combination, but everyone I've served it to has loved it, even those with less adventurous palates. The original recipe for that salad comes from the surreal gourmet and has beets, which I can't stand so I omit:

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            1. re: colfaxBee

              I love that orzo with everything recipe too! I've taken it a few places and everyone always loves it!