My clean house friend without any hobbies made us salad a couple weeks ago that I actually liked.
I typically am not a fan of salad because
- Food touching
- Hungry by the time I finish eating
- They don’t make chocolate salads
- Really good salads are missing bread – and that’s why I like sandwiches better.
She violated item 2 something fierce – This salad had green stuff, strawberries, cranberries, feta, nuts and some vinaigrette. I was mourning the loss of perfectly good strawberries, but tried it anyway and actually liked it.
We paid for a CSA this year – The whole ‘eat local’ thing, along with – if I’m handed a food I wouldn’t normally eat, I’ll figure out a way to hide it so we don’t waste it.
I present to you the CSA Week One Salad
A bunch of green stuff (I don’t know what – 4 kinds of weeds I picked through and stuck in the colander to clean)
Radishes (chopped small so they are hidden), strawberries, cranberries, green onion, almonds, rest of some vinaigrette. Green stuff in a bowl, red stuff on top.
I’m not in love with this concoction, but I figure when the compost scraps looks like this, I must bein doing something good for me.
I love salad. Mainly because it’s a vehicle for ranch dressing. However, I am not a fan of fruit on salad. I know people do it all the time with apples, strawberries, etc., but I am not a fan.
I’m a fruit purist. I want it ALONE. I don’t even like fruit mixed with chocolate. (Ok, I’ll make an exception for chocolate and strawberries. But that’s it.)
Yummeh. Salad is one of our favorite foods. & we put all kinda stuff on it. Croutons are a good substitute for bread. Or you can have a side of bread to dip in the dressing. ;p
&, yeah, we’ve no problems with foods touching.
Feta + berries = yum
Pear + blue cheese = yum
Apple is good too, but pear–zomg, pear. 😛
Not sure if you are into spicy stuff, but if you are, I find that broiling the nuts (almonds, pecans, hazlenuts, almonds, whatever) and adding a bit of cayenne or nutmeg if you don’t do spicy, adds a nice bit of zing. Also, when doing fruit, a bit of cheeseâ€”feta, bleu or cheddar, makes them play nice and not seem like dessert with weeds. And the person before me has it downâ€”pear is THE salad fruit.
If you aren’t adding a protein (mmm, black or soy beans) then you should add a bit of bread with hummus.