[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.
This is a REFRESHING, tangy Salad--low in fat. If you want it creamy and not so low in fat, just add 2 tablespoons mayonnaise.
Be sure to slice the cucumbers and onions very very thin!
Serve as salad or top open faced sandwiches with it!
This great old restaurant in Southern Ohio is gone now but their premiere recipe lives on! If you try this salad, you won't bother making any other one much again. I just wish that I could say that I invented it.
My own recipe which can be altered to suit availability of seasonal herbs & leaf veg. Have served this as a Salad course, vegetable course and, as a snack with crusty bread or a baked potato. Choose 4 or more leaf type to make a good handful.
Adapted from a Gourmet Magazine recipe and tweaked quite a bit. The original called for a kind of chicory, a green I can't easily get and am not that fond of. I suggest that those who want a slightly bitter green use the chicory or escarole. I like it a lot with less bitter greens (sometimes I mix the romaine with mesclun or baby spring greens) and goat cheese packed in olive oil with basil leaves sold at the local farmer's market. If you can't get the oil-packed version (basil optional), blend the goat cheese with 1 Tbs olive oil.
This is my all-time most requested recipe! You will not believe it until you see it, even kids will gobble this up. I have served this to children and teenagers who say they hate salads, and then watch them eat 3 helpings of this! Try it, it will become your favorite, trust me!