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Interesting salad ideas

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by JU3fromLeics, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. JU3fromLeics

    JU3fromLeics Occasional commenter

    Currently looking for interesting Spring salad ideas that do not cost the earth using food from the shops and home grown that is available this time of year.


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  2. JU3fromLeics

    JU3fromLeics Occasional commenter

    At the moment I am using grated carrot and green olives as a side salad served with samosas as a lunch idea.
     
  3. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    One of my 'go-to' lunchbox ideas involves buying pre-cooked beetroot (not the pickled stuff) and tossing with spring onions, walnuts, cherry tomatoes and a dressing. I can bulk it out with tinned tuna or chickpeas as well.
     
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  4. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    Tabbouleh, Fattoush or my favourite radish and orange.
     
  5. calamansi

    calamansi Lead commenter

    Chicory and orange are lovely together.
    I must confess that my favourite salads are well-dressed lettuce for summer and ditto white cabbage for winter.
     
  6. calamansi

    calamansi Lead commenter

    Ooh, I forgot: I've just remembered the beetroots I've been roasting in the oven. A little light vinaigrette - perfect!
     
  7. JU3fromLeics

    JU3fromLeics Occasional commenter

  8. senlady

    senlady Senior commenter

    ohhhhhh Nick I LOVE the sound of that salad and even here it is very affordable and achievable - adding to my lunch box list (mentally!)
     
  9. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Feta and watermelon. Either with rocket or cucumber.
    Also mozarella pearls, cherry tomatoes and pesto dressing.
    Slaw made with red and whire cabbage, red onions, carrots, rocket and fresh pineapple.
     
  10. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Today's packed lunch was a load of baby plum tomatoes, halved, with chopped shallots, cucumber and a small tin of mackerel, with oil, vinegar and chilli flakes. Sturdy to stand up to being carted about and also surdy enough to be dressed in advance without wilting.
     
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  11. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    I'm doing a hot potato salad for dinner tonight.
     
  12. JU3fromLeics

    JU3fromLeics Occasional commenter

    Salad potatoes served with with mayonnaise and parsley are delicious !
     
  13. calamansi

    calamansi Lead commenter

    Thinly shredded chicory and orange is lovely. You can scatter some pomegranate seeds on top. Trying to think of the best way to dress it. Any ideas?
     
  14. RichardAllenN

    RichardAllenN New commenter

    I will show it to my wife!) Great ideas)
     

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