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What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:53 pm

Mine is Tabouli

Origine: Lebanon

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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400 Grams Burghul (cracked wheat) -- (14 ounces)
3-4 or more Lemons,Juice of
2 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
150 Milliliters Olive Oil -- (5 ounces)
250 Grams Flat Leaf Parsley (weight w/o stems) -- (9 ounces)
75 Grams Fresh Mint -- (2 1/2 ounces)
6 Spring Onions,Finely Chopped
6 or more Tomatoes,Diced
Lettuce Leaves

1) Start an hour before you are ready to serve so that the burghul becomes well impregnated with dressing. Soak the burghul in plenty of fresh cold water for about 15 minutes, then rinse and drain, squeezing the excess water out, and put the burghul in a bowl with the lemon juice, salt and pepper. When it has absorbed the dressing and become plump and tender, add the oil.

2) Finely chop the parsley and mint just before serving. It is better to do this by hand, but you may use a food processor if you are careful not to turn the leaves to a mush.

3) Mix the chopped herbs with the spring onions and burghul, taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more lemon juice if necessary.

4) Serve on a large flat dish. Spread the tomatoes over the top and place lettuce leaves, for scooping, around the edge.

Bon appetit.......
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:56 pm

Whatever kind it is that Outback Steakhouse gives you before that piece of meat hit's the table. It's like a house salad I suppose, lettuce, tomato, onion, carrots, cheese and some really good honey mustard dressing.
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:00 pm

Tossed ...

(Well, you asked!)
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:02 pm

Allow me Westy:


Westy's Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing

3 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar (natural, not seasoned)
2 Tbsp. soy sauce (I like tamari)
2 Tbsp. sesame seed oil
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 small to medium lemon)
1 Tbsp. chili oil
6 Tbsp. peanut oil (any good vegetable oil, like canola, may be substituted)
2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
1 tsp. ground ginger (fresh may be substituted)
1 clove garlic, pressed
1/4 tsp. ground white pepper
1/4 tsp. salt



Great dressing by the by . . . yummy 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:05 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
Westy's Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing

Oh yes, that's quite grand too!
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:05 pm

Quoting Cedars747 (Thread starter):
Mine is Tabouli

taste with a Kebab

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 1):
It's like a house salad I suppose, lettuce, tomato, onion, carrots, cheese and some really good honey mustard dressing.

Same here minus the cheese and dressing thoug
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:12 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 5):

Same here minus the cheese and dressing thoug

I like the cheese and dressing, but in all actuality, when I'm away at school, my most commonly consumed salad comes in a bag. I'll list the steps below -

1. Grab one (1) plate from kitchen.
2. Grab one (1) fork from kitchen.
3. Grab one (1) bag of bagged salad from fridge.
4. Rip open the pre-packaged salad.
5. Dump it onto the plate.
6. Eat it.
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:13 pm

Chicken ceasar Salad.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:30 pm

I love Tabouli, but that picture showed it with too much Bulgher and not enough parsley

I do love a good salad, so I will point out a few that have really hit me.

Chicken Caesar from Reginelli's in New Orleans (I am not much of a Caeser fan otherwise, their dressing is amazing.)

La Salad de Chevre Tiede at Cafe Degas in New Orleans:

warm goat cheese croutons, baby greens, apples, pickled beets, walnuts
and balsamic vinaigrette served with melba toasts

LA SALADE NIÇOISE AU THON POËLÉ also at Cafe Degas

yellowfin tuna, baby greens, potatoes, marinated olives, haricot vert, white anchovies

You will never look at another Nicoise the same again
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:30 pm

Any salad without browning leaves, baby slugs and definately NO hairy caterpillars!! Big grin

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:32 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
Tossed ...

(Well, you asked!)

Funny, I thought your favorite would be Bone Salad.  Silly
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:37 pm

As much as most chain restaurants ladle out rancid swill I must say that the Pasta House salad (with marinated artichokes) is my fave.

Other than that my own homemade pasta salad rules the universe.
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:50 pm

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 6):
I like the cheese and dressing, but in all actuality, when I'm away at school, my most commonly consumed salad comes in a bag. I'll list the steps below -

I like the dressing and cheese in the Greek Salad
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:20 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 12):
I like the dressing and cheese in the Greek Salad

Only if its good Feta and good Olives... Love a good greek salad.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:26 pm

Greek tuna salad with a side helping of Tzatziki and bread.  yummy 
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:27 pm

Salade Mechouia
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TUNISIAN SALADE MECHOUIA
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A very popular first course type of a dish from Tunisia, a little country in North Africa that appreciates spiciness somewhat more than its Moroccan neighbors. Salade Mechouia means grilled salad. Enjoy!
_3 green bell peppers
_3 red bell peppers
_2 little red chilies, thin narrow variety
_2 little green chilies, thin narrow variety
_2 tomatoes
_1 garlic clove
_2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
_1 can of tuna (preferably packed in olive oil)
_2 eggs
_One dozen nicoise olives
_Salt to taste
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Seed bell peppers,place in pan and set to broil for roughly 5 minutes on each side. You can also wrap the peppers in tin foil to minimize charring. 10 minutes into the bell pepper broiling, add the tomatoes to the pan. 15 minutes into the broiling, add the chilies and garlic clove into the pan.
Remove the lot from the broiler and let cool.
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Meanwhile, hard boil the eggs.
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Next, carefully peel any charred skin off the tomatoes, bell peppers and chilies. Once peeled, and cooled enough to no longer be steaming, place the lot in a blender and stir, or chop, depending on your equipment, to a chunky-puree consistency, perhaps 10 seconds. Season with salt to taste. Pour contents into a bowl and drizzle olive oil all over the surface so that there is a thin film of oil atop the mechouia. (The olive oil dampens the spiciness somewhat.) Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to chill for about 20 minutes.
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Once chilled sprinkle the tuna on top of the mechouia.
Next, quarter the hard boiled eggs and decorate the top of the salad with both the eggs and olives.
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Serve at room temperature with pita or french bread.
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NB: You can adjust the spiciness by playing with the number of chilies you add to the mix. You can also, if you are so inclined and equipped, use a traditional mortar and pestle to pound the peppers instead of blending them.
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4 servings
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source: www.epicurious.com/membres/member_recipes/recipe_views/views/1217002
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it may vary slightly, but can be found in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco . It is superb as a starter before the main meal .
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:25 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
Tossed ...

 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:31 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 8):
You will never look at another Nicoise the same again

Put some egg in that and I'll agree.  Smile
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:58 pm

Quoting David L (Reply 17):
You will never look at another Nicoise the same again

Put some egg in that and I'll agree.

and top it with one or two nice Algerian Merguez sausages

explanation of the Merguez: Merguez /merˈgez/ is a red, spicy sausage from North Africa. Merguez is made with lamb, and flavoured with harissa, a hot chili paste which gives it a red color. It is traditionally sun-dried and eaten grilled or with couscous. The name comes from the Arabic mirqaz (مرقاز Wink.

[Edited 2006-09-25 15:01:15]

[Edited 2006-09-25 15:04:22]
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:06 pm

I prefer the simple mixed salad:



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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:16 pm

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 18):
and top it with one or two nice Algerian Merguez sausages

Possibly but at what point does it cease to be a Nicoise salad?  Smile
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:21 pm

Quoting David L (Reply 20):
and top it with one or two nice Algerian Merguez sausages

Possibly but at what point does it cease to be a Nicoise salad? Smile

as soon as the Merguez are added. It then becomes a Salade Oranaise or a Salade Constantinoise !  wink  yes 
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:55 am

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 6):
my most commonly consumed salad comes in a bag. I'll list the steps below -

You should probably change your habits for a while, lest you get E.Coil

Quoting David L (Reply 17):
Quoting N1120A (Reply 8):
You will never look at another Nicoise the same again

Put some egg in that and I'll agree.

I actually took that straight off their website. I am pretty sure they include egg in the salad and were just trying to point out how their salad is different (read better) than others.
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:58 am

Cobb Salad, with big chunks of bleu cheese, topped with fresh grilled chicken. Speaking of which, it's lunch time!
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:03 am

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 16):

And here I try so hard not to be predictable! Big grin

But actually, my favorite is a Cobb Salad, but not the junk restaurants usually serve. I like the real thing, which is a chopped salad that the Brown Derby in Hollywood created. I'm also rather fond of a Waldorf Salad.  yummy 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:16 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 24):
And here I try so hard not to be predictable!

But you are Blanche, You are!. . . duck 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:31 am

Here's one I like to make:

Hearts of romaine
Sliced anjou pear (good and ripe)
crumbled gorgonzola cheese
pecans

Consume with pinot noir.
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:38 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 22):

You should probably change your habits for a while, lest you get E.Coil

That's a good point, hadn't really thought of that. I'm hoping that the supermarket would have taken all of the Spinach crap off the shelves, but just to be safe I went upstairs to the fridge and just threw out my 2 remaining bags. Thanks for the tip.
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:10 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 22):
I am pretty sure they include egg in the salad and were just trying to point out how their salad is different (read better) than others.

Well... that's OK then.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:22 am

So what is a tossed salad then and how is it different from a regular salad?  Confused
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:24 am

Quoting 9V (Reply 29):
So what is a tossed salad then and how is it different from a regular salad?

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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tossed+salad

I'm surprised you of all people didn't know that.  Wink

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:30 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 30):
When done in prison, the reciever is dominant; the one doing it is submissive.

Like that's not the case when done outside of prison?!!?  crazy 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:36 am

I can't think of it's name right now, but it is Italian and simple.

Sliced Mozzarella, Olives, and Tomato with a dashing of Olive Oil on it.

I'm not a fan of green salad, mainly because I don't like lettuce.
I could however just eat a plate of onions - a mix between red and white sliced onion. Hmmm...

Adam

[Edited 2006-09-25 22:38:02]
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:44 am

Quoting BA757 (Reply 32):
I can't think of it's name right now, but it is Italian and simple.

It is Insalata Caprese

Big version: Width: 490 Height: 261 File size: 108kb


I see the above picture is missing the nice black olives though  Sad

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:47 am

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 7):
Chicken ceasar Salad.

Same here. There is a little Organic shop in Edinburgh that does the nicest salad dressing for it. Cannot remember the name of it but it is BRILLIANT!!

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:47 am

Quoting Cedars747 (Thread starter):
Chicken Caesar

Mine too!

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:53 am

Traditinal ceaser salad from the Agora in Santa Fe,NM. Other than the Ginger salad you get at Sushi bars.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:36 pm

Quoting Usair320 (Reply 36):
Traditinal ceaser salad from the Agora in Santa Fe,NM

Does it have anchovy? If it does, it is not actually authentic.

CastleIsland/Logan22L and I were chatting on the phone and I told him about another salad that I love, so I will share that with this thread. My girlfriend and I tried this one in Washington D.C. and it was big enough for us to share.

Gordon Biersch goat cheese and hummus salad with grilled chicken added.
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:39 pm

"The Big Salad" Big grin

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Salad

Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:56 pm

Quoting Bobster2 (Reply 38):

It was all lettuce.. rabbit food..

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