[Cover photo by Rita L.] Leafy green salads of all kinds. My other salad cookbooks are Bean There, Done That, Loved It , Chicken Salad , Close the door—I'm dressing! , Cold from the Ocean , Cool and Fruity , Cool and Meaty , Cool and Stacked , Old King Cole Slaw , Pass da Pasta Salad Please , Potato Salad Roundup , Veggies-But-Not-Greens and Yukking ...er, Yolking It Up .
I love salads that can be made ahead of time. This particular salad looks nicer when the lettuce is shredded (taco style). You might also want to "eyeball" how much dressing to add. I typically don't use it all at once, and have enough dressing left over to make one more salad at a later date. It is from Taste of Home magazine.
This recipe comes from Chef John Currence of the City Grocery Restaurant in Oxford, MS. The dressing for this salad has a wonderful flavor, but I found it too oily as written. I've left the recipe as he wrote it, but I now skip the 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and only add about 1/2 of the oil from the roasted garlic. The flavor is great.
I have never been a fan of any honey mustard dressing I have tasted in a bottle. This made-from-scratch version is divine! Besides making a wonderful stand-alone salad, this is also great topped with chunks or slices of Recipe #145068. This recipe is from Cuisine at Home magazine.
Another recipe which I found in Greek chef and restaurateur Theodore Kyriakou’s ‘real greek food', which he co-authored with food writer Charles Campion. So simple, so delicious and so quintessentially Greek! A really quick to make, fabulous side dish to serve with grilled meat and fish dishes, or with pasta and rice dishes. This recipe - for a classic lettuce salad - is from the island of Cos and, apparently, "from everywhere else in Greece"! When you come across a recipe like this one, you cannot be in the least surprised that Kyriakou maintains that “the term “Greek Salad” is one of the most abused in the world”.
This salad makes a lovely starter at a fall dinner party. It is a combination of lamb's lettuce topped with warm roasted pumpkin or squash, drizzled with a beautiful dressing and sprinkled with toasted pumpkin seeds. You may want to substitute the lamb's lettuce with another lettuce, although I must say the combination works beautifully. This serves 6 as a starter or 2-3 as a main dish.
A wonderfully earthy salad that is great for a picnic or with BBQd meats, that improves with standing and that is better served at room temperature rather than chilled. I am posting this Middle Eastern-style salad for the 2005 Zaar World Tour. I found it in English chef Brian Glover's fabulous book 'The Onion Cookbook': a real culinary haven for lovers of onions, garlic, leeks, spring onions, shallots and chives.
This meal sized salad has a BEAUTIFUL presentation. Egg and cottage cheese provide protein, while the lettuce and many vegetables create a light, yet filling, meal. The amounts of lettuce and vegetables is an estimate. Just use as much as you want. Also, use the vegetables you prefer.
A green salad that at first sounds strange,or did to me, but I was surprised the first time I tasted it over 10 years ago. Since then, every time I've served it I've been asked for the recipe. All of the ingredients meld very well, surprisingly!
This is another low fat, quick recipe. A perfect side dish or main dish. Great summer salad. If you can't find toasted sesame oil, you can substitute vegetable oil and sprinkle the salad with toasted sesame seeds.