Looking for "not your everyday salad" recipe
- javaandjazz Sep 9, 2010 07:28 AM
Does anyone have a favorite salad that is something different than the typical lettuce salad? I usually do a salad with chicken and some veggies for my work lunch.I saw the recipe below( Steak Taco Salad)in the paper today and that looked a bit different. Trying to watch my carbs for awhile so pasta salads are a no-no for now.
Green Bean and Tomato Salad
2 C of blanched green beans, cut bite size
1 C grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 lg Shallot thinly sliced
3 oz goat cheese, crumbled
(I like goat cheese, so I have a tendency to use way to much!)
1 tsp White wine Vinegar
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of Herbs de Provence
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cracked pepper
In a large pot bring water to a boil; add some salt and blanch the green beans in the water for 2 ½ minutes. Remove and shock in an ice bath, after a minute in the ice bath remove and drain on a towel.
Fold together the green beans, tomatoes, shallot, cheese, vinegar, olive oil, herbs and salt and pepper
I love a panzanella salad lately, lots out there and can change it up a bit. I love mine with tomatoes, chucky celery, chopped portabello (or any mush), lots of cilantro, shaved parm, stale bread cubed, lemon juice.olive oil (and leftover corn off the cob added).
I also love a spinach salad with strawberry's, goat cheese, almonds too.
I've also enjoyed the asian coleslaw salad this summer with ramen noodles, walnuts or almonds, scallions, sometimes raisins or cranraisins.
I started a thread some time ago, looking for big salads to take to a party and got some great ideas:http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7079...
I love cucumber, tomato and red onion. With or without feta.
Or arugula and red onion in balsamic viniagrette
In the winter I like raw kale with carmelized red onion with goat cheese and balsamic (no oil). All would probably work with some grilled chicken, and the kale with steak would be nice.