Can anyone recommend some good salad combinations? I like taking salads to work for lunch at the moment but am rapidly running out of inspiration!
I'm not a big "leafy salad" fan if that makes sense.. much prefer vegetable based ones. For example I recently had one which was cooked salmon, courgettes and beans which was quite yummy. I like them a bit more substantial than just salad leaves.
Also having bits of pasta, cous cous etc is fine every now and then
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- Thread Starter
- 24-07-2009 21:31
- 25-07-2009 11:08
Pasta is always a good addition As well as leaves, tomato and cucmber, I like to add sweetcorn, celery, peppers (either raw or roasted), fine beans (they go really well with roasted peppers), asparagus, olives, feta cheese, goats' cheese, walnuts, pine nuts.
Cous cous salads (always add spring onion!) are always good - either with just tomato and cucumber (and fresh mint, parsley etc), or with courgettes, peppers and mushrooms. And tahini or houmous.
- 26-07-2009 21:33
I adore salads.
Today I made one with fresh rocket, avocado, tomatoes, carrot, mango and cinnamon (you could also add chicken to this if you eat meat).
Adding fresh basil to a standard salad is also a great way to tasty it up.
- 27-07-2009 12:38
salmon/chicken/avocado/feta/mozzarella/goats cheese/betroot/pine nuts/peanuts/sunblushed tomatoes/mushrooms/caramelised onion/any roasted veg/bacon bits/prawn cocktail/tuna/pineapple/....
Just mix and match anything you like really!
Then there are dressings, olive oil or balsalmic is always good and simple. Or you could try French, Italian, Blue cheese, Ranch etc. My absolute favourite dressing is Pizza Express House dressing but it's a bit pricy!
- 27-07-2009 22:37
caeser salad dressing is the nicest salad dressing though is abit fattening...put parsesma on the salad and croutons
also just any veg you like with white wine vinegar and olive oil dressin is delicious
- 28-07-2009 09:18
Chicken, bacon & new potatoes
- 30-07-2009 00:59
hey, as long as it's not been meated up, its fine
unfortunately some people do that and ruin the whole idea of a salad... :s
- 30-07-2009 19:00
I LOVE cous cous mixed with tomatoes, onions, sweetcorn, mushrooms, celery, red peppers, cucumber, grated carrot oy my god the list could go on.
I would melt a knob of butter into the cous cous to prevent it from going dry. Or add some kind of sauce...
For extra flavour fried garlic and ginger can be tossed in Maybe not for taking to work though
Perhaps some flaked tuna or strips of chicken?
Could take little mini iceberg lettuce leaves to spoon the cous cous onto before devouring om nom nom
- 30-07-2009 21:59
Mmmmmmm i love salad! Make mine with:
Baby gem lettuce
Vine tomatoes (the little ones)
Red and Yellow pepper
Hard boiled egg
(bit of dressing)
- 31-07-2009 12:24
I love salad so check out my faves.
Have you heard of the resteraunt Croma??? Well they do an amasing duck salad!!!!!!
I also adore Nicoise salad!!! Coma do it gooooooood!
- 31-07-2009 13:52
Hi, I've only just recently got into salads, I'm similar to you and don't like the bland types, I tried putting tuna in sunflower oil on lettuce, celery, avocado, cucumber, olives and sunflower seeds, it worked really well. Also have you tried tomato and basil salad? It's yum aswell!
- Thread Starter
- 01-08-2009 22:14
Thanks for the ideas everyone keep them coming!
- 02-08-2009 10:13
Parma Ham (ripped up)
Ripe peach (ripped up)
Chilli (deseeded and finely chopped)
Feta cheese (crumbled over)
Dress that with some good olive oil and a little squeeze of lemon juice. Salad dressings should generally be 3:1 oil:acid.
Try and get these four elements into each salad for all-round enjoyment:
In this case: Hot = chilli; sweet = peach; salty = feta cheese and sour = lemon juice.