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chocolatealmonds Aug 2, 2010 10:34 AM

If you were to go to a potluck of just Salads, what is the salad that you would most love to see there and would choose first? What is your favorite salad? Thanks!

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    Riatta RE: chocolatealmonds Aug 2, 2010 11:27 AM

    Potato salad
    "Pink" macaroni salad
    Spam and macaroni salad
    Tuna and macaroni salad
    Cole slaw
    Tri colored pasta antipasto salad
    Greek salad
    Antipasto salad
    Salad nicoise

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      schmoopy RE: Riatta Aug 2, 2010 10:12 PM

      Curiosity has gotten the best of me... what is "pink" macaroni salad?

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        Riatta RE: schmoopy Aug 3, 2010 10:09 AM

        "Pink" macaroni salad is a pasta salad that was made by a caterer in CT a long time of ago. The owners retired and couldn't find anyone who would take over the business, but their food was fabulous, homestyle cooking. It's made of macaroni of course, minced green pepper, celery, cucumber and just a bit of minced onion with a tablespoon or so of sweet relish. It was all held together with a dressing of mayonaise and french salad dressing - that's what gave the salad it's color.

    2. linguafood RE: chocolatealmonds Aug 2, 2010 12:07 PM

      Whoa. That's a tough one, as salad is one of my favorite eats. But here goes, in no particular order:

      German cuke salad (sour cream dressing with lots of fresh dill & a hint of garlic)
      Choriatiki aka Greek salad - but the tomatoes have to be ripe and delish, and the feta has to be good quality
      Caprese - RIPE tomatoes, buffalo mozza, olive oil, basil, fresh ground pepper
      Spicy potato salad
      Spicy peanut noodles - not really a salad, but great as a room-temp pasta 'salad'
      Salade Lyonnaise - frisée (curly endive for yunz in the US), poached egg, lardons
      Tuna salad
      Fennel & citrus salad
      any well (as in lightly) dressed salad of fresh mixed greens & wild herbs

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        swamp RE: chocolatealmonds Aug 2, 2010 02:03 PM

        I know it is strange but I love the 24 Hour Layered Salad that I think was first popular in the 60's. The one that has a layer of lettuce, peas, bacon, etc. with a mayo based dressing spread over the top.

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          igorm RE: chocolatealmonds Aug 2, 2010 02:05 PM

          Russian potatoe salad w/new potatoes, green onions sliced, cucumbers sliced and seeds removed, sour cream and mayonaise mixed, tablespoon of white vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.

          Viniagrette-basically the same as above with diced cooked beets added to make it a rose color.

          Salade Lyonnaise

          Green salad w/ fresh mixed greens and plain viniagrette.

          1. Cheese Boy RE: chocolatealmonds Aug 2, 2010 09:37 PM

            Yukon gold potato salad
            Waldorf salad
            Salad Nicoise
            Anything with Bibb lettuce

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              TuteTibiImperes RE: chocolatealmonds Aug 3, 2010 05:14 AM

              Spinach and Bacon salad (sans the sugar that is usually added, with a little extra vinegar for more of a sour note)

              Warm German Potato Salad (again cut out the sugar, up the vinegar and mustard for a more piquant flavor)

              A lot of traditional pasta salads go from insipid to delicious if you cut the sugar out and add a bit of extra salt and some fresh chopped herbs (tarragon, thyme, basil, and dill all work well).

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                Babyducks RE: TuteTibiImperes Aug 3, 2010 02:28 PM

                Field greens, pear, blue cheese, roasted sweet pecans with a balsamic vinaigrette.

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