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Thread: Ideas for Spring/Easter salad?

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    Kris Guest

    Default Ideas for Spring/Easter salad?

    Good afternoon all,

    Trying to put together my Easter dinner menu, and I'm stuck on the
    salad.

    Usually I do a walnut, pear & blue cheese on butter lettuce, but I'm
    having a pear tart for dessert and I don't want to "double-dip".

    What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.

    Thank you,
    Kris

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    Merryb Guest

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    On Apr 7, 3:23*pm, Kris <shanno...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > Good afternoon all,
    >
    > Trying to put together my Easter dinner menu, and I'm stuck on the
    > salad.
    >
    > Usually I do a walnut, pear & blue cheese on butter lettuce, but I'm
    > having a pear tart for dessert and I don't want to "double-dip".
    >
    > What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Kris


    Spinach/strawberry?

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Kris asked:

    > Trying to put together my Easter dinner menu, and I'm stuck on the
    > salad.
    >
    > Usually I do a walnut, pear & blue cheese on butter lettuce, but I'm
    > having a pear tart for dessert and I don't want to "double-dip".
    >
    > What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.


    This was posted here by Jack Schidt some years ago:

    Strawberry Spring Salad
    Yield: 4 Servings

    3 tb White wine vinegar
    3 tb Water
    1 tb Honey
    2 tb Extra-virgin olive oil
    1/8 ts Salt
    1/8 ts Pepper
    3 c Strawberries, quartered
    10 oz Italian Blend salad greens
    4 ts Pine nuts, roasted

    Combine first 6 ingredients and stir well with a whisk. Combine strawberries
    and greens. Add the vinegar mix; toss to coat. Sprinkle with nuts.

    Bob




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    Becca Guest

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    Kris wrote:
    > Good afternoon all,
    >
    > Trying to put together my Easter dinner menu, and I'm stuck on the
    > salad.
    >
    > Usually I do a walnut, pear & blue cheese on butter lettuce, but I'm
    > having a pear tart for dessert and I don't want to "double-dip".
    >
    > What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Kris
    >


    This salad has been popular at my house, and the dressing is added to
    the salad. It tastes much better than it sounds, and it is attractive in
    appearance.


    Shoepeg Corn and Baby Pea Salad

    Salad

    1 large green pepper, seeded and diced
    1 1/2 cups celery, diced
    1 (15 ounce) can baby green peas (Le Seueur brand)
    1 cup green onions, chopped
    1 (4ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained
    1 (11 ounce) can white shoepeg corn

    Dressing

    1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
    1/4 cup sugar (or substitute Splenda)
    1/4 cup canola oil
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon dried dill (or use fresh)

    In a large bowl with a good top that seals, combine all of the
    vegetables and toss to combine.

    Add the salad dressing ingredients.Place tight fitting lid on the
    bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

    Periodically, give the bowl a shake to distribute the dressing
    over the vegetables.

    Serve cold with a slotted spoon. I will serve this on a leaf of
    red leaf lettuce.

    Note: I mix the dressing in the bowl first, then I add
    the vegetables.


    Becca




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    Fred/Libby Barclay Guest

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    When you mentioned walnuts and bleu cheese, my mind went to a Waldorf
    Salad with bleu cheese, walnuts, celery, grapes or not, mayo or yogurt
    dressing (or maybe bleu cheese dressing.)

    I have been planning to make this all week because we had some apples
    left over in the garage fridge that we had forgotten about. I think
    I'll wait until Easter Sunday now, as it goes good with ham.

    Libby


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    Mr. Bill Guest

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    On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:23:40 -0700 (PDT), Kris <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.


    Nothing says Spring like asparagus. Blanche and marinate in
    oil/vinegar dressing of your choice. Arrange on Bibb with chopped
    egg and glazed pecans.


    Fresh,...very fresh greens with red onion and chopped parsley. Since
    it is the Easter season...the chopped egg probably will be handy and
    adds nice color. Raspberry vinaigrette would be nice.

    Just keep it light, and very fresh.


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    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:23:40 -0700 (PDT), Kris <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Good afternoon all,
    >
    >Trying to put together my Easter dinner menu, and I'm stuck on the
    >salad.
    >
    >Usually I do a walnut, pear & blue cheese on butter lettuce, but I'm
    >having a pear tart for dessert and I don't want to "double-dip".
    >
    >What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.
    >

    I think you should go simple and just do a spring mix... maybe with
    some leaf lettuce (bibb or red) mixed in also to make it less
    expensive.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Tara Guest

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    On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:23:40 -0700 (PDT), Kris <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Good afternoon all,
    >
    >Trying to put together my Easter dinner menu, and I'm stuck on the
    >salad.
    >
    >Usually I do a walnut, pear & blue cheese on butter lettuce, but I'm
    >having a pear tart for dessert and I don't want to "double-dip".
    >
    >What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.
    >

    If you like blue cheese with greens, you would like the baby blue
    salad, which contains baby greens, blue cheese, strawberries, orange
    sections, and sweet and spicy pecans:

    http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/re...cipe_id=466956

    It is such a wonderful combination of flavors and textures.

    Tara




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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Ideas for Spring/Easter salad?

    On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:23:40 -0700 (PDT), Kris <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Good afternoon all,
    >
    >Trying to put together my Easter dinner menu, and I'm stuck on the
    >salad.
    >
    >Usually I do a walnut, pear & blue cheese on butter lettuce, but I'm
    >having a pear tart for dessert and I don't want to "double-dip".
    >
    >What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.
    >

    I've been reading back issues of Bon Appetite since posting my other
    reply in this thread and came across this recipe.

    Asian Spinach Salad with Orange and Avocado
    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...Avocado-241325
    Bon Appétit | February 2008

    Makes 4 servings

    ingredients
    2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
    2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
    1/4 teaspoon (generous) Asian sesame oil
    1 navel orange
    1 6-ounce bag baby spinach leaves
    1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

    preparation

    Whisk first 5 ingredients in large bowl. Season to taste with salt and
    pepper. Set dressing aside.

    Cut off peel and white pith from orange. Cut orange into 1/3-inch
    rounds; cut rounds crosswise in half. Add spinach to dressing; toss to
    coat. Add avocado and orange; toss gently.


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Dan Abel Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Kris <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Good afternoon all,
    >
    > Trying to put together my Easter dinner menu, and I'm stuck on the
    > salad.
    >
    > Usually I do a walnut, pear & blue cheese on butter lettuce, but I'm
    > having a pear tart for dessert and I don't want to "double-dip".
    >
    > What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.


    Never made it and have no recipe, but with all this talk about blood
    oranges I remembered this:

    mixed greens
    blood oranges, cut so you can see the color
    walnuts (toasted and maybe sugared)
    shaved hard cheese
    dressing

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]
    "[Don't] assume that someone is "broken" just because they behave in ways
    you don't like or don't understand." --Miche

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    clearsecret98 Guest

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    Tara wrote:
    > On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:23:40 -0700 (PDT), Kris <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Good afternoon all,
    >>
    >> Trying to put together my Easter dinner menu, and I'm stuck on the
    >> salad.
    >>
    >> Usually I do a walnut, pear & blue cheese on butter lettuce, but I'm
    >> having a pear tart for dessert and I don't want to "double-dip".
    >>
    >> What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.
    >>

    > If you like blue cheese with greens, you would like the baby blue
    > salad, which contains baby greens, blue cheese, strawberries, orange
    > sections, and sweet and spicy pecans:
    >
    > http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/re...cipe_id=466956
    >
    > It is such a wonderful combination of flavors and textures.
    >
    > Tara
    >
    >
    >


    Thanks Tara. That's a keeper.

    Bob

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    Kris Guest

    Default Re: Ideas for Spring/Easter salad?

    On Apr 7, 6:23*pm, Kris <shanno...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > Good afternoon all,
    >
    > Trying to put together my Easter dinner menu, and I'm stuck on the
    > salad.
    >
    > Usually I do a walnut, pear & blue cheese on butter lettuce, but I'm
    > having a pear tart for dessert and I don't want to "double-dip".
    >
    > What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Kris


    TONS of delicious-sounding ideas! Thank you.

    I may make more salads in the next weeks regardless of Easter.

    Kris

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    Nexis Guest

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    "Kris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Good afternoon all,
    >
    > Trying to put together my Easter dinner menu, and I'm stuck on the
    > salad.
    >
    > Usually I do a walnut, pear & blue cheese on butter lettuce, but I'm
    > having a pear tart for dessert and I don't want to "double-dip".
    >
    > What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Kris


    I can tell you what we're having: Spring mix with baby greens, arugula,
    raddichio, pea shoots, and onion shoots. One half is going to have pecans
    and strawberries and feta. The other is going to have cucumber, grape
    tomatoes, and jicama.

    kimberly
    --
    http://eating-sandiego.blogspot.org



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    Puester Guest

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    Kris wrote:
    > Good afternoon all,
    >
    > Trying to put together my Easter dinner menu, and I'm stuck on the
    > salad.
    >
    > Usually I do a walnut, pear & blue cheese on butter lettuce, but I'm
    > having a pear tart for dessert and I don't want to "double-dip".
    >
    > What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Kris



    Romaine or baby greens
    fresh strawberries
    goat cheese, crumbled
    blush vinaigrette dressing
    toasted pecans

    It's a very nice combination.

    gloria p

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    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 19:49:13 -0700, "Nexis" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I can tell you what we're having: Spring mix with baby greens, arugula,
    >raddichio, pea shoots, and onion shoots. One half is going to have pecans
    >and strawberries and feta. The other is going to have cucumber, grape
    >tomatoes, and jicama.


    What are you doing for a salad dressing?

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Nexis Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 19:49:13 -0700, "Nexis" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I can tell you what we're having: Spring mix with baby greens, arugula,
    >>raddichio, pea shoots, and onion shoots. One half is going to have pecans
    >>and strawberries and feta. The other is going to have cucumber, grape
    >>tomatoes, and jicama.

    >
    > What are you doing for a salad dressing?
    >
    > --
    > I love cooking with wine.
    > Sometimes I even put it in the food.


    The portion with strawberries is getting a balsamic vinaigrette and the rest
    gets one made with this amazing grapefruit vinegar I have. I love it.

    kimberly
    --
    http://eating-sandiego.blogspot.com



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    Jude Guest

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    On Apr 7, 10:56*pm, Puester <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Kris wrote:
    > > Good afternoon all,

    >
    > > Trying to put together my Easter dinner menu, and I'm stuck on the
    > > salad.

    >
    > > Usually I do a walnut, pear & blue cheese on butter lettuce, but I'm
    > > having a pear tart for dessert and I don't want to "double-dip".

    >
    > > What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.

    >
    > > Thank you,
    > > Kris

    >
    > Romaine or baby greens
    > fresh strawberries
    > goat cheese, crumbled
    > blush vinaigrette dressing
    > toasted pecans
    >
    > It's a very nice combination.
    >
    > gloria p


    We had a avriation on this last night with dinner:

    "Italian Mix", which is baby romaine and red lettuces
    blackberries
    goat cheese
    hearts of palm
    celery
    toasted almonds
    balsamic vinaigrette

    It was wonderful!!!

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 19:49:13 -0700, "Nexis" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I can tell you what we're having: Spring mix with baby greens, arugula,
    >>raddichio, pea shoots, and onion shoots. One half is going to have pecans
    >>and strawberries and feta. The other is going to have cucumber, grape
    >>tomatoes, and jicama.

    >
    > What are you doing for a salad dressing?
    >
    >

    Probably Preparation H... strawberries and feta is TIAD.




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    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Apr 7, 5:23*pm, Kris <shanno...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > Good afternoon all,
    >
    > Trying to put together my Easter dinner menu, and I'm stuck on the
    > salad.
    >
    > Usually I do a walnut, pear & blue cheese on butter lettuce, but I'm
    > having a pear tart for dessert and I don't want to "double-dip".
    >
    > What other Spring-y green salads do you make? All suggestions welcome.
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Kris


    I'm stuck in the 70s for Easter salad - either Perfection (gelatin)
    Salad, or Sunshine (Jello) Salad .... or (not the 70s) Ambrosia, or 24-
    Hour Salad or Waldorf Salad.

    N.

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    sf Guest

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    On Wed, 8 Apr 2009 04:11:58 -0700, "Nexis" <nexis1@cox.ne[email protected]> wrote:

    >The portion with strawberries is getting a balsamic vinaigrette and the rest
    >gets one made with this amazing grapefruit vinegar I have. I love it.


    Oh, man... you just keep me asking questions! Is that grapefruit
    vinegar homemade or store bought?

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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