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Question Of The Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018

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  1. micknsnicks2mom

    micknsnicks2mom Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    good morning! :wave3:

    we're starting to have some fresh produce available here now, from further south. so i've been enjoying more salads, as well as other things using fresh veggies! :cloud9:

    for today's Question of the Day......



    What are some of your favorite salads? (can be any kind of salad)



    i'll start!


    one of the things i love about tossed-type salads is that there are so many options, you can add all sorts of veggies, pickles/olives, cheeses, and even some meat/poultry to them -- pretty much endless variety! :D many times, i'll have a simple lettuce and tomato salad, or even just sliced tomatoes -- with a little salad dressing drizzled over them. :yummy:

    i make potato salad often enough, and macaroni salad here and there for variety. and i love fresh homemade coleslaw! :cloud9:

    in the warm/hot weather months, i really enjoy pasta with pesto salads -- sometimes using cheese tortellini, sometimes with some cooked chicken in it. :agree:

    i also love Greek-type salad! something like chopped tomatoes and cucumber, let sit for a few hours with salad dressing, then add some crumbled feta cheese (or blue cheese), and maybe a handful of green olives with pimentos. :redheartpump:


    okay, now it's your turn!
     

  2. Katie M

    Katie M TCS Member Top Cat

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    My favorite is Caesar salad, especially with chicken or salmon :yummy:
     
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  3. neely

    neely TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I really like the Cruciferous Crunch salad from Trader Joe's. I add my own veggies, as many as I can fit in the bowl, lol. And I like to add some type of grains also.
     

  4. muffy

    muffy TCS Member Top Cat

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    My favorite are garden salad and macaroni and potato salad.
     

  5. DreamerRose

    DreamerRose TCS Member Top Cat

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    I like all kinds of salad, but if I had to pick just one, it would be Portillo's chopped salad.
     

  6. cassiopea

    cassiopea TCS Member Top Cat

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    Caesar and Greek!
     

  7. micknsnicks2mom

    micknsnicks2mom Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    your favorite is caesar salad --especially with chicken or salmon!!! :clap: that sounds very good!! :D

    i don't think i've ever had a caesar salad. :dunno: i do love caesar salad dressing and vinaigrette though! :yummy:
     

  8. micknsnicks2mom

    micknsnicks2mom Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    you really like the Cruciferous Crunch salad, and add your own fresh veggies and some grains to it!!! :thumbsup: that's awesome!! :)

    i really miss Trader Joe's! :sigh: there are no Trader Joe's near me, but i have hopes that there might be eventually. :agree:
     

  9. micknsnicks2mom

    micknsnicks2mom Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    your favorites are garden salad, macaroni salad, and potato salad!!! :clap: those are great!! :D

    i always like to add extra diced veggies when i make potato salad and macaroni salad. :yummy:
     

  10. micknsnicks2mom

    micknsnicks2mom Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    one of your favorite salads is Portillo's chopped salad, and you like all kinds of salad!!! :thumbsup: really very nice!! :)

    i looked up Portillo's chopped salad online. i really like that pasta is added to the salad, which is something i've never tried. :think:
     

  11. micknsnicks2mom

    micknsnicks2mom Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Caesar and Greek salads are your favorites!!! :cloud9: most excellent!! :agree:
     
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  12. Mother Dragon

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    I make a salad from a pint of halved fresh grape tomatoes, and two tablespoons each of ranch dressing and finely chopped basil. It's yum-licious.
     
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  13. MonaLyssa33

    MonaLyssa33 TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I like any salad that I don't make myself. For some reason any salad I make does not taste as good as a salad made by someone else.
     

  14. blueyedgirl5946

    blueyedgirl5946 TCS Member Veteran

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    I like potato salad made with Yukon Gold potatoes. I also like chicken salad made with rotisserie chicken and I like egg salad.
     

  15. MoochNNoodles

    MoochNNoodles Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Pasta, antipasto, Greek salads, garden with any number of things added. Fruit salad is good depending on what you call fruit salad. No watergate salad for me please. Potato and macaroni are good. Seafood salad us a yummy treat!

    The romaine recall situation is making things rough for me. We eat a lot of salad year round. I like the romaine blends or butter lettuce but we've been getting the spring mix or half & half blends. There isn't much I don't like or won't eat food wise. But man I'm choking those down. Literally gagging sometimes. I just don't care for a bowl of weeds.
     

  16. Boris Diamond

    Boris Diamond Cat Valet Top Cat

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    I like tuna salad made with yogurt, dill and red grapes.
     

  17. Winchester

    Winchester TCS Member Veteran

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    I love a good Caesar salad. I'm making my Caesar salads now with a variety of lettuces and such right now because of the romaine thing going on. It's not bad overall, but I do miss romaine.

    I love my layered salad. At family picnics, my sister and brother will fight over the layered salad. They're hilarious. It's just whatever I have on hand: lettuces, chopped red onion, sliced peppers, carrots, tomatoes, crispy bacon pieces, broccoli, cauliflower, a handful or two of frozen peas, the topping, and then some shredded cheese for over the top. I used to take that salad to work at the paper plant for our dinners and parties and even guys who said they didn't like salad always chowed down on it.

    I love a good potato salad. Like @blueyedgirl5946 I prefer Yukon gold potatoes, but I'll take nice red potatoes, too. No russets because I think they get too mushy when they're cooked. I cook the potatoes, drain them well, then throw them back into the pan with a good dollop of white wine vinegar mixed with a dollop of EV olive oil. Gives the potatoes a nice tang. And, while I'm not a big salt person, I do think that potato salad does need a bit of salt.

    And there's nothing like a simple chopped salad sometimes, too. Maybe with some honey French dressing. Or thousand island. Yum.
     

  18. Etarre

    Etarre TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    So I know I'm a day late on the question of the day but can't resist because I love salads.

    My favorite favorite type of salad is a seafood cobb salad. McCormick and Schmick's has a great one with lobster and crab, but I make them at home a lot with crab claw meat and turkey bacon. I skip the hard boiled eggs, but blue cheese crumbles are a must. And sometimes I sneak some artichoke hearts in, too. And roasted pepitas.
     

  19. micknsnicks2mom

    micknsnicks2mom Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    your favorite is a salad you make with grape tomatoes, ranch dressing, and finely chopped basil!!! :cloud9: that sounds like it would be very good!! :agree:

    and a very good reason to grow some basil too! :D
     

  20. micknsnicks2mom

    micknsnicks2mom Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    you like any salad that you don't make yourself!!! :ruminating: that's very interesting!! :agree:

    i wonder what is different about the salads others make......:think:
     

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