Long ago, before I could just throw a vinaigrette together, I started with this recipe. It's called The Best Vinaigrette Dressing in the Celebrations on The Bayou cookbook, put out by the Junior League of Monroe, Louisiana. The recipe calls for white wine vinegar but you can use either red or white wine or champagne vinegars. And, it's delicious with Feta crumbled over your green salad. 7/2013: Added a tweak of a little agave or honey to soften the taste.
Remember Little King Subs? Well, here is a salad with all the great taste of the Little King Sandwich. This is great as a side salad, pot luck dish or a meal in itself. Make sure you buy deli meats and have them slice the meat thick for you.
This is my favorite thing to order at Smokey Bones, a place popular for BBQ and watching sports. Darden Restaurants closed a lot of the locations and sold the rest to another company in 2008. This is my own copycat version of the salad, not an official restaurant recipe. This is very filling even as a vegetarian salad without the chicken or shrimp; at Smokey Bones they give you an unrealistically huge portion - making this recipe only serve four. Use any dressing you like; I really love Recipe#318828 however it's not an exact replicate of Smokey Bones' dressing.
1905 is the year that the Columbia Restaurant was founded in the Ybor City section of Tampa, Florida. At this legendary restaurant, this wonderful salad is tossed at your table. Don't forget to have some warm Cuban bread and sweet cream butter to serve along with this delicious salad.
Source: Cucina! Cucina! restaurant - Seattle, Washington
I love salads...good salads....and this one is one! I have made this repeatedly since finding the recipe. I usually substitute an equivalent amount of egg beaters for the fresh egg instead of completing the microwave step. Don't skip the basil...it really adds a lot! (Sometimes I mix in about 1/3 cup of grated parmesan before I add the oil...it is a nice addition*)
This delicious and different salad dressing is borrowed from Ellen Ogden's book "From the Cook's Garden." It is great on spinach or dark greens, and also makes a cool sandwich spread. This is an "adopted" recipe.
I tried this last night at Maggiano's and loved it. I prepared this and to my delight found that it is a pretty good imitation of the original. This is a modification of a recipe I found on Recipe Goldmine. I would suggest making "Recipe #239502" instead of pan frying prosciutto, but either works.
This is a great salad to have in the summer when my neighbor's gardens are in full force. Coming from a long line of gardeners my husband and I unfortunately lack green thumbs but we certainly know what to do with the abundance of produce that comes our way! Don't be alarmed by the large ingredient list, it's mostly pantry items. I usually just need to go and pick up some baby mozzarella balls and a loaf of ciabatta and I'm ready to go.
In the Summer when the tomatoes were over flowing from the garden, my Father used to make this. He told me his Grandfather, Frank Scavo, used to make it for him. The longer it sits the better it gets. I recommend preparing it first before you begin dinner so it has about an hour to marinate. If you are using fresh basil from the garden bump it up to 2 T. chopped. If you are using fresh basil from the jar, use just 1.