Salad Days

Started by: ena malcup (1113) 

I do like a salad when weather is warm.

After a good start, this spring once again turned cold, so today is my first salad day of the season. (OK, yesterday was warm, but I had not shopped any salad stuff)

Not yet decided between egg salad, or the classic OAP tinned salmon salad. Quite like the latter, but as I have salmon in stock for three meals between now and the 19th, maybe go for the egg to vary my diet.

I have never been very adventurous with salads: settle for lettuce, toms, spr onion and q's.

What do you put in a salad?

Rescue my dismal repertoire, give me some good ideas, please.

Started: 14th May 2022 at 19:58
Last edited by ena malcup: 14th May 2022 at 19:59:51

Posted by: Stardelta (9761)

Lightly toasted pine nuts, some serrano ham, fresh pear slices and a drizzle of balsamic dressing.

Replied: 14th May 2022 at 20:01

Posted by: First Mate (724)

replace the pear slices with fresh peach slices.

Replied: 14th May 2022 at 20:12
Last edited by First Mate: 14th May 2022 at 20:18:47

Posted by: broady (18181) 

Just by coincidence we are having our first salad of the year today. It will contain watermelon, spring onions, fresh mint, Italian parsley, and jalapenos. The dressing will have olive oil and white wine vinegar.

PS I don't know anything about salads it was just a recipe someone gave us last year. Very refreshing.

Replied: 14th May 2022 at 20:13

Posted by: fossil (7317)

What no lettuce everyone!

Replied: 14th May 2022 at 20:23

Posted by: broady (18181) 

Nor radish, cucumber or boiled egg for me. Caesar salad was our second choice.

Replied: 14th May 2022 at 20:27

Posted by: peter israel (1226) 

Israeli salad
2 cups diced cherry tomatoes
2 cups diced English cucumber
½ cup diced red bell pepper, optional
¼ cup red onion, diced
¼ cup finely chopped mint
¼ cup finely chopped parsley
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1-2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt, to taste

Replied: 14th May 2022 at 22:16

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1407) 

Salads are Law in our household... her indoors makes one every day... no matter what is the main event... the mixed salad is always lurking nearby...

Replied: 15th May 2022 at 11:27

Posted by: momac (12007) 

Try this on your salad..
One tablespoon lemon juice
Two tablespoons cider vinegar
One teaspoon Djohn mustard
1 Tablespoon caster sugar
2tablespoons chopped dill
Mix all together.
Season and drizzle over salad.

Personally I love it and hope you do too.

Replied: 15th May 2022 at 12:21

Posted by: tomplum (9130) 

BB, its the same at our gaff, full brecky, fish n chips and roast Sunday Lunch ann come with a green salad,
Lettuce, cucumber, onion, peppers, tomato , beetroot and cottage cheese,
yum yum,,,

Replied: 15th May 2022 at 12:32

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1407) 

sounds good momac

Replied: 15th May 2022 at 13:41

Posted by: momac (12007) 


Replied: 15th May 2022 at 14:22

Posted by: linma (2765)

As well as the usual, grated carrot, sunflower seeds and mixed together with some mayonnaise.

Replied: 15th May 2022 at 14:42

Posted by: peter israel (1226) 

cottage cheese!! tomplum originated in the Middle East its found in everyone's fridge over here! It's very good for your heath

Replied: 15th May 2022 at 20:40
Last edited by peter israel: 15th May 2022 at 20:45:13

Posted by: peter israel (1226) 

if you like salad and cheese you would love the famous Israeli breakfast

Replied: 15th May 2022 at 20:50

Posted by: mollie m (6463) 

I rarely eat salads but on the odd occasion that I do, I’ll have a bit of Baby Gem lettuce, sliced tomatoes, some grated cheese, raw chopped onion, cucumber, sweet corn, some sliced mixed peppers and, either, boiled ham, red salmon, or prawns.

I never eat before 6 p.m. so I’m famished by then and I have, what I call, a proper evening meal with meat and veg, or something else cooked from scratch, so I only ever have a salad for supper, and never as a main meal.

Replied: 15th May 2022 at 21:07

Posted by: annemarie (273)

Thinly sliced Fennal grapes orange and feta cheese make a good addition to usual l t and spring onion

Replied: 15th May 2022 at 22:18

Posted by: ena malcup (1113) 

My former other half use to make Greek Salad, usual stuff, sans lettuce, instead olives and cubed Feta Cheese, and ingredients chopped rather than sliced as would be in an English Salad.

Feta is last added, and since yours truly always tasked with dicing the cheese, my comment as I tipped in the cheese was always "Feta-complished".

Replied: 15th May 2022 at 22:41

Posted by: Joe Maplin (481) 

most of the above ingredients.......with salad cream

Replied: 15th May 2022 at 23:51

Posted by: peter israel (1226) 

fata is good with water melon

Replied: 16th May 2022 at 07:22

Posted by: jathbee (11348)

A lettuce mix.
Small plumb tomatoes.
Peeled and cubed cucumber.
Finely sliced red onion, or spring onion.
Cubes of Feta cheese or mature cheddar.
Chopped pickled beetroot.
A mix of roasted seeds.
A fillet of fresh salmon, a couple of slices of home cooked gammon ham, or anything else that I fancy, on the side.
Forgot to add, a home made dressing of white wine vinegar, grain mustard and extra virgin olive oil, or a shop bought Caesar salad dressing.

Replied: 16th May 2022 at 09:56
Last edited by jathbee: 16th May 2022 at 09:59:40

Posted by: ena malcup (1113) 

Once upon a time, I used to chop my own Coleslaw.

Trouble is, even using just one item of each of ingredients, ie one cabbage, one onion, one Bramley, etc.... end up with a greater quantity than is required for just one person.

So, although nice, I would end up discarding remaining quantity when 3 to 5 days shelf life exceeded.

I am sure I can recall in times past, retailers selling half, and even quarter white cabbages. I never find any nowadays though.

Replied: 16th May 2022 at 18:45

Posted by: riocaroni (317)

Cawnt see many pitmen teckin any o these for their snap?

Replied: 16th May 2022 at 19:19

Posted by: nanajacqui (4164) 

Some tasty recipes to dress my salad but I don't enjoy unless I have a jacket potato or a jersey royal with it

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 08:31

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9655)

My mum once burned a salad, she had put a salad out on a big oval plate, and she put it under the grill, and this was back in the day when most cookers had eye level grills, you don't see them much these days, but you can actually still buy one, so she put the salad under the grill, just to put it somewhere whilst she did something else, but out of habit, as she put it under the grill, she turned the grill on

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 09:32

Posted by: jathbee (11348)

Had a laugh at that TTS. Never known anyone to burn a salad

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 11:19

Posted by: ena malcup (1113) 

Thank you, everyone for all the suggestions.

Have added lottsa stuff to my next shopping list to experiment and see which options are to my taste.

Replied: 19th May 2022 at 19:57

Posted by: jathbee (11348)

Forgot to say that I also add pickled Gherkins to my salad on occasions.

Replied: 20th May 2022 at 09:58

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1407) 

In me van at Bolton-le-Sands... beautiful sunset over morecambe... curry. mashed pratuz and SALAD for tea

Replied: 20th May 2022 at 19:58

Posted by: tonker (25234) 

Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 19:45


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