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Dummies Guide to Salads and Dressings Recipe

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Jennifer Glass
Added: Tuesday, February 19, 2008


* Start with a basic salad of lettuce or spinach or a combination Just use what you have in the pantry and get creative.

Use ANY combinations of the following:
* Carrots (shredded, sticks, discs)
* Tomatoes
* Radishes
* Green onion
* Peppers (red, yellow, green) (diced or sticks)
* Squash (yellow neck or zucchini) (diced or sticks)
* Cabbage (white or red)
* Celery
* Cucumbers
* Avocados
* Mushrooms
* Any other vegetable you like
* Parsley, cilantro
* Meats - anything goes (hot taco flavored ground meat makes a taco salad, leftover bacon from breakfast, diced chicken from a meal the day before…)
* Pickles/relish - any flavor
* Shredded cheese - try different flavors
* Nuts (roasted slivered almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, pecans)
* Fruit (can drained Mandarin oranges, raisins, Cranraisins, sliced strawberries)
* Herbs (dill, basil, tarragon, etc)
* Seeds (sesame seeds, poppy seeds, celery seeds)
* Olive oil mixed with: lime juice, flavored vinegars, yogurt, flavored vinegars, jams, etc.

1. Chop desired ingredients.
2. Toss ingredients together in a bowl.
3. Add dressing of choice.

Some of my favorite combinations:
* Dressing - Juice of half a lime and dill herb mixed with olive oil over a basic salad
* Full Salad - Mandarin oranges, crumbled bacon, chopped onion on spinach salad with olive oil and rice vinegar.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Depends how large you make it
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
5 - 15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is actually a guide from my mother in law. I love her salads - they're ALWAYS fresh and use wonderful, tasty ingredients. So I asked for her advice so I could share it with you all. Enjoy!




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