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This salad has everything you can imagine in it, the hardest part about making this salad is gathering together all the ingredients. Only substitution I made was to use salad shrimp which are smaller and less expensive shrimps. This is a meal all by itself and we have leftovers for tomorrow. The dressing is a nice vinegarette. Next time I will try it with a different dressing, while this was good, I think a ginger based dressing might be nice.
I cannot tell you how amazing this was!! Amazingly, I had everything on hand except the tarragon vinegar, so I just used fresh chopped tarragon and a little white vinegar to sub. We loved this filling meal style salad and will make this again! Made for ZWT 5:)
This was a very nice salad. I made one large serving that was very filling. I didn't have tarragon vinegar, so used champagne vinegar and added some fresh tarragon to the other herbs. I was out of the olives that I wanted to use, so used some pimento stuffed green olives. Thanks Lauralie for sharing this nice salad. Made for ZWT5 2009 Family Picks.
I made this pretty much as stated except I reduced the fresh parsley to about 2 tablespoons, I love the ingredients in this salad they blend together simply perfectly, a little extra work but well worth it, this is wonderful, thanks for sharing Lori, I made this for ZWT/5
I stared at the picture of this platter for about a year ! Mentioned to some former co-workers that "someday" I would prepare this for a luncheon for them -- they promptly called my bluff, and picked a date !!I Must say this was labor intensive, but worth every minute ! 1/2 hour before their anticipated arrival, I was still in my nighty, working on salad components - but got it all prepared on lovely plates, and they were totally impressed with my ability. Followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for posting, Laura
This is an outstanding full-meal salad! The vinegarette is delicious! The shrimps are a wonderful variation. I had to use calmata olives and regular fresh green beans. I fixed the full amount and fed DH's co-workers as well. Those guys sure eat a lot. They're getting awfully spoiled. This isn't Taco Bell or take out pizza!