Need a new salad!
I am tasked with the salad course on Thanksgiving (Canadian) this weekend. I tend to bring the same kinds, candied nuts, fruit and greens. Looking for a change up.
Here is my husband's laundry list of dislikes:
I made this last weekend and it is marvelous. My salad had romaine, bacon bits, green onions, and shredded hard boiled egg
FRESH TOMATO SALAD DRESSING
• 3 tomatoes, peeled seeded and finely chopped
• 1/3 cup tomato juice
• 1 garlic clove, crushed
• 2 scallions, finely chopped
• 3 tablespoons parsley, chopped
• 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
• 1/4 teaspoon sugar
• 1/2 cup olive oil
• salt and pepper
1. combine all ingredients in medium bowl.
2. chill for 1 hour.
3. Serve over a garden fresh salad
Mixed greens, thinly sliced red and green apples, red and green grapes (halved the long way), celery, red onion, with a tangy walnut/orange dressing (made in a mini-food processor so that the walnuts get pulverized to make a "creamy" dressing. Okay, so it still has the fruit and greens you were trying to avoid, but it's absolutely delicious, and very light, which counters a heavy Thanksgiving dinner.
Or, a purple cabbage slaw with slivered almonds, shredded carrot, some mandarin orange, scallions, maybe some sunflower nuts, all in a tangy dressing.
I've never made this, but I've seen similar combos in cookbooks: slices of grapefruit and/or orange mixed with slices of avocado, drizzled with a spicy dressing (I've seen chili oil as an ingredient in the dressing, but I can't remember what else was in the dressing recipe - some of the juice squeezed out of the citrus membranes, maybe?). I've always been intrigued by it, but not willing to buy a bottle of chili oil for one recipe.
"Israeli salad": diced tomatoes, diced cucumbers, diced green peppers, finely chopped parsley tossed in a light lemon vinaigrette (or even just in a little bit of lemon juice, no other ingredients). For more bulk, add in a little bit of bulgur if desired, or make a veggie-heavy tabbouleh.
.....and avocado and grapefruit. I knew the list of his seemed short!
I like the sound of the first salad with walnut dressing, might be different enough. Not in the mood for a cabbage slaw, feels like we have had a lot because of all the bbqs.
watermelon salad is yummy! but is it too summery? something I could do to make it more fall? Unfortunately the caviar salad has beans in it.
Perhaps this is why I end up with the same salads all the time!! I appreciate the effort here.
I made a green salad that included Persimmons one year and it was a big hit and very pretty. (Since you live in BC, I would not recommend tomatoes for your salad since they're not likely to have much flavor at that time of year.)