[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 .
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 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.
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.
To make sure the greens are wilted before eating(covering the greens with a hot dressing only partially accomplishes this), drop them into a pot of boiling water. Let tand for 5 - 10 minutes. Then drain leaves, pouring off juice.
This recipe has been in my family for at least 75 years.I remember my great-grandmother making this salad during the summer and serving it with BBQ chicken.It is so simple to make and has always been a comfort food for me.
I came up with this recipe when I wanted a healthy and warm dish with a different texture and taste other than spinach. It has a very simple taste to it, but the ingredients and flavors all meld together nicely. I used all organic ingredients; including the chicken (but you could omit the chicken or even substitute shrimp and add pine nuts). It has a very good taste and is a nice change from ordinary spinach and chicken dishes.
My mother used to make endive salad (witlof salade) in different ways; I thought I share them with you. She used to use mayonnaise but I usually use the sour cream. I would think you can use your own favorite dressing on this but I would suggest you make it a creamy one. Use as much dressing on this as you like, the 3 tablespoons are just a guide line. I sometimes cheat and buy the beets in a jar! The amount of this salad depends on the size of the endive and the beets.
This was my first effort at 'Creative Cooking' as a young girl. Not knowing that it was my creation, Mom was so excited about how good this was that she immediately wanted to know from which of her cookbooks I'd found this recipe. Going through my recipe file has brought back another pleasant memory!