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May 3, 2009 08:38 PM

Mother's Day Salad Ideas

I'm doing early dinner for mom and wanted to start with a salad that really kicks, something she can really sink her teeth into. In my family a salad wasn't a salad unless it had fruit and nuts in it. Examples include, but are not limited to raisins in vinaigrette and walnuts or slivered apples and almonds.

So I'm wondering if there's a salad that you remember that was truly memorable that you would recommend.

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  1. Last weekend I had a grilled Romaine, Caesar wedge salad with grilled cherry tomatoes and applewood smoked bacon, OUT OF THIS WORLD!

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    1. re: Sean

      ohmuhgawd i don't eat meat and i would have tried this, nice work Sean.

    2. My step daughter did a fantastic grilled veg salad for Easter the was phenominal, I have since made it a couple times (although it doesn't have fruits or nuts, I don't see why not they can't be added) - the dressing is to die for:

      I did mushroooms, yellow squash, zucchini, italian peppers, red onions.

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      1. re: lexpatti

        I do love a grilled veggie salad and this one sounds great. So many herbs in the vinaigrette that it has to be tasty! I think I'll try this one out with some portobello mushrooms in the mix.

        The recipe says to whisk in the oil. Have you tried it in a blender?

      2. I made this over the weekend and it was really good! My husband asked that I make it again during the week when we have some friends over...
        The grilled ceasar wedge salad also sounds good!

        1. i'm a big fan of spinach and strawberry salad with poppy seed dressing! Let me know if you'd like the recipe (it's homemade dressing) and i'll dig it out. :)

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          1. re: lollya

            lollya is that your cat eating the salad?

            1. re: coliwoggle

              yes! it's that good!
              heh. it's usually all mixed up for pretty pres, but not that day...

          2. I'll second the grilled Romaine idea, but to that greenry add Florida Salad ingredients: radishes or daikon dice; jicama dice, mandarin orange wedges, cherry/grape tomatoes, diced fennel, Pecans or Walnuts. Serve with a fresh citrus viniagrette.