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THELUCKIEST018's Photo THELUCKIEST018 SparkPoints: (8,674)
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10/23/14 8:45 A

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Greek-style: spinach, romaine, purple onion, cucumber, tomato, feta with a light vinaigrette.

My go-to salad though is whatever is in the fridge - usually spinach, carrots, bell peppers, cukes.Yes it gets old after awhile ;)



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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,843
10/13/14 7:50 A

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SOUR CREAM AND CUCUMBER SALAD
2 lg. cucumbers
4 green onions
2 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. sugar
1 c. Daisy lite sour cream
1 tbsp. white vinegar
Pepper to taste
Peel cucumbers and slice very thin. Chop green onion. Combine in bowl and sprinkle salt and sugar; let stand 20 minutes. Remove to colander and drain excess juice. In small bowl, mix sour cream, white vinegar and pepper; then add cucumbers and onion. Chill in refrigerator. Good with lamb, pork, steak, and chicken or alone.

Chickpea & Tomato Salad
Toss together 1 can of drained chickpeas with 3 cups of freshly chopped tomatoes.
1/4 cup of fresh dill, and 1/4 cup of fresh basil both chopped
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil and 1 clove of minced garlic
Let stand 15 minutes, then season with a sprinkle of sea salt optional and some pepper.

Ideas for a Romaine salad ...Cucumber, tomato, radish, carrot, beets, peppers, cabbage, sweet corn kernels, onion, olives, celery and avocado. Raw broccoli or cauliflower, orange, pear, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, alfalfa sprouts, chickpeas, kale, bean sprouts, mushrooms, fennel, peach, capers...chopped Roast chicken, turkey or beef....Kidney Beans, Black Beans or Fat Free Croutons or 1 Tbs. of Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits once in awhile.....Mixing in blue, feta, or goat cheese is a great way to add flavor & protein

Watch out for the sugar in the dressings...check the labels


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10/13/14 6:10 A

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If u have loose leaf lettuce, add capsicum, tomato, chopped egg, couple of tablespoons tinned bean salad ( means u don't need dressing) and some feta then add any deli meat or tinned fish as required at lunch time, if u boil egg night before this takes 5 min to put together n is real tasty and changing meat adds variety as it tastes different and can even add hot chicken n it's great



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7/26/14 5:31 P

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I have been making a salad for lunch the last few days. You should be able to assemble the veggies ahead. I wouldn't add the egg and turkey until you are ready to eat it though.

2 leaves of Romaine (Tip- put lettuce leaves in water for a bit to crisp before cutting)
1 carrot
1 thin red onion slice
3 cucumber slices,
3 green pepper slices
1 hard boiled egg
1oz cubed precooked turkey breast
3T Kraft roasted red pepper Italian dressing.


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7/14/14 6:10 A

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This is one I make for hubby that keeps for days.

Tomato Onion Cucumber Salad

Ingredients

1 C Diced Cherry Tomatoes
1 C Diced Cucumber
1/2 C Diced Onion
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Vinegar

Mix ingredients and chill.

People!
read the INGREDIENTS!

Sharon from Florida





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LALAWLER's Photo LALAWLER Posts: 2,523
7/13/14 6:06 P

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Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad(Better Homes & Gardens)
Ingredients
1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise
1 red sweet pepper, stemmed, seeded, and quartered
1/2 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups cooked whole grain rotini pasta
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
I also grilled a couple of ears of fresh corn & added the kernels to the salad.
Directions
Lightly brush vegetables with 1 tablespoon of the oil. For a charcoal grill, place vegetables on the rack of the grill over medium-hot coals. Cover and grill for 3 to 5 minutes for asparagus, turning once, and about 10 minutes for the zucchini, sweet pepper, and onion, turning once, or until vegetables are tender. Remove and cool slightly. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add vegetables to grill rack and grill as above.)
Cut vegetables into 1/2-inch pieces and toss with pasta in a large bowl. Add remaining oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper to pasta mixture; toss to coat. Top with fresh oregano and, if desired, Parmesan. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad)
Per serving:(amounts without the corn) 333 kcal cal., 12 g fat (1 g sat. fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 7 g monounsatured fat), 0 mg chol., 152 mg sodium, 49 g carb., 5 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 9 g pro.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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SOCPAGE's Photo SOCPAGE Posts: 229
7/12/14 11:58 A

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lentil quinoa salad. fill up more of the plate by serving it on a bed of organic baby greens from costco - also get the quinoa there, it is much cheaper. the trick to quinoa is to rinse it a few times to get the "dirt" flavor off

chickpea shrimp salad. again serve on baby greens.

roasted beets tossed with baby greens feta and a few toasted pecans of walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette.

tzatsiki tossed with extra cucumber and grape tomatoes (it spreads out the creamy fattening part so that you get the flavor at a fraction of the calories and a filling salad)

chop hearts of palm and toss into tuna or chicken salad to bulk it up. serve on baby greens



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7/9/14 2:32 A

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I like keeping chopped vegetables, washed greens and condiments on hand so that I can combine them in different ways. Some of my favorites:
-- "Taco salad" with shredded lettuce, tomato and avocado chunks, corn and beans; dress with salsa instead of salad dressing
-- Shredded vegetable salad with nuts, garlic mustard vinaigrette
-- Marinated grilled tempeh or other protein over wilted dark greens



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7/4/14 7:57 A

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I have reconciled myself to chopping the leafy greens every day. I haven't been able to keep leafy greens from going bad after they are cut. It goes faster with practice. For variety, my market has a "spring mix" that is fresh baby greens (arugula, spinach, some other things) which lasts a couple-three days.

Cucumbers: The long "English" or hothouse variety, while more expensive, lasts longer than regular cucumbers when cut and stored in an airtight container. So I cut that ahead of time.

My basic daily salad is: Chopped romaine and/or spring greens, grape or cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, cucumber. I vary the dressing, add an ounce of cheese or a couple ounces of meat or a hardboiled egg, depending on what I've got in the fridge, which sometimes depends on what's left over from previous meals.

Edited by: DROPCONE at: 7/4/2014 (07:59)
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7/3/14 10:59 A

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Since I've started tracking my food I've been eating a lot of salads. But I don't want to get bored with the salads, so I want to try new ones. The problems is that there are so many out there and I don't quite know where to start.

So my question is, what's your favorite salad? I'm especially looking for ones that can keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days.



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