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
Lightly toasted pine nuts, some serrano ham, fresh pear slices and a drizzle of balsamic dressing.
Replied: 14th May 2022 at 20:01
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
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
What no lettuce everyone!
Replied: 14th May 2022 at 20:23
Nor radish, cucumber or boiled egg for me. Caesar salad was our second choice.
Replied: 14th May 2022 at 20:27
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
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
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
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,
Replied: 15th May 2022 at 12:32
sounds good momac
Replied: 15th May 2022 at 13:41
Replied: 15th May 2022 at 14:22
As well as the usual, grated carrot, sunflower seeds and mixed together with some mayonnaise.
Replied: 15th May 2022 at 14:42
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
if you like salad and cheese you would love the famous Israeli breakfast
Replied: 15th May 2022 at 20:50
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
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
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
most of the above ingredients.......with salad cream
Replied: 15th May 2022 at 23:51
fata is good with water melon
Replied: 16th May 2022 at 07:22
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
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
Cawnt see many pitmen teckin any o these for their snap?
Replied: 16th May 2022 at 19:19
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
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
Had a laugh at that TTS. Never known anyone to burn a salad
Replied: 17th May 2022 at 11:19
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
Forgot to say that I also add pickled Gherkins to my salad on occasions.
Replied: 20th May 2022 at 09:58
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