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Discussion in 'Owl's Nest' started by Debi, Jan 9, 2019.
You stumped me with the beetroot Tony. I had to look that one up. State-side we call them “beets”.
Tony, are there still "Harvester" restaurants in the UK? That chain was the only restaurant I ever ate in the UK or Ireland with a US style salad bar. Usually "salad" on a menu meant a piece of lettuce, a few olives, a little corn, maybe a dallop of mayonnaise.
Hi Duke, I've never encountered one in Scotland but I spent years out of the country. A salad in most places here is an afterthought to a starter and very poor with little choice. Even now I've seen salads presented without any sort of dressing never mind a choice. My sister who's a doctor tells me salad type veg especially green leaves like lettuce need an oil to help digestion - the Mediterranean diet in a nutshell (pardon the pun).
I haven't been for some time but there is / was an Italian restaurant in Edinburgh that served you a salad with a choice of dressings as soon as you sat down and free, it was just their tradition and awesome it was.
Fruit salad is also good, with sliced-up mandarin oranges and pears and different kinds of melon and strawberries and other berries and so forth.
Oh boy this topic is right up my alley. My home is the home of "the three gallon salad" I put it together all at once in a big container and it should last 5 days. I try to make this three times a month.( It makes my pants fit.)
Iceberg and red leaf lettuce. Red onion and green pepper. Cucumber.Celery. Shaved carrot. Black olives. Cherry tomatoes when in season. Sometimes I add watercress or kale.
And as I make each salad, for variety I'll do each differently. For protein I'll add hard boiled egg whites or chicken. And some sort of cheese and croutons depending on the dressing. Usually a store-bought Greek or Italian vinaigrette jazzed-up with basil & oregano.
If I'm burning a lot of calories that day I'll add ham with eggs and a ranch dressing.
The little neighbor girl loves vegetables as much as I do. She calls it 'Dirt Candy'
I’m laughing at how long this thread is, we are such foodies here lol.
I'm making up a huge salad today myself. My standby in case the lights go out! lol
Lynne, all I have to do is name a food and we're off! lol
I have a visual of you stuffing your shorts with lettuce to pad out your trousers Paint...
How about items you DO NOT like on you salad? For me it's cucumber, frisee, and vinegar and oil dressing. I hate vinegar and oil dressing, growing up that's the only dressing my Mom used. I was in my early teens before I realized there were dressings other than vinegar and oil, and for that reason I did not like salad.
Beets. Please NO or I'll gag. And no Blue Cheese dressing! OMG...it makes me ill.
You talk about vinager and oil dressing, Duke. My mom did the same thing. I was raised on the stuff but found out about the other dressings about age 16. The problem later was I used to visit mom when she was living alone after dad died and she'd bring out the "dressing" assortment from the fridge that was always, always outdated by not just months but perhaps years. She wouldn't throw anything out until it was used. All of us learned to live with the vinigar and oil homemade dressing when visiting. It was safer.