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#1 overthehill

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

Hi    
So can you hit me with your favourite ever salad to do for Christmas time?
Mine has to be a tiger prawn and mango salad which is pretty much baby spinach, avo, red onion, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and mango with some coriander and then the prawns.  Dressed with extra virgin and some lemon juice.
Thanks


#2 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

Mine is a Polynesian Cheddar Salad.  I will dig out the recipe if anyone is interested, but it's basically cold (cooked) rice, with cubes of cheddar mixed through, diced capsicum, a tin of pineapple chunks, and then either prawns, or ham (depending on your preference).  The dressing is the juice from the tin of pineapple mixed with mayonnaise.  Yum!!!

#3 =R2=

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

Thai beef salad with grilled haloumi. I'm a sucker for chilli.



#4 Charlie & Lola

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

Cubes of Roast Potato, Pumpkin & Sweet Potato with 'just' steamed green beans & asparagus, semi dried tomatoes, fetta and baby spinach.

Pear, rocket, walnut & peccarino cheese.



#5 Broxie

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

Chicken and bacon ranch salad.

Chicken schnitzel, cooked crunchy and cut up, bacon, cheese, carrot, purple carrot and ranch dressing. A weekly staple around here.

#6 Jjbeanz

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

Pumpkin and fetta salad

Roasted pumpkin cubed
Baby spinich leaves
Red onion
Crumbled fetta
Toasted pine nuts
Balsamic dressing

So easy but yummy

#7 Brutta Borgia

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

I love an Insalata caprese......really ripe, vine ripened tomatoes, fresh basil leaves and buffalo mozzarella ....extra virgin olive oil (best you can afford) black pepper and salt.

It's Christmassy because of the red, white (the cheese) and the green!

#8 Missy Shelby

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

My DH potato salad, sorry I don't know the recipe so I am not much help!!

It is so nice that on Christmas eve when he is doing it I plan just to eat that for dinner and nothing else biggrin.gif

#9 Funnington

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

I'm boring and very non-adventurous with salads ... that's one of my NY resolutions, to step out of my comfort zones with salads. biggrin.gif

Our favourites are:

- Homemade caesar salad - I make my own garlic & sea salt croutons

- Potato salad (a mixture of sour cream, whole egg mayo, dijon, crispy bacon and red onion)

- A boring old green salad (my daughter absolutely loves this) - cos lettuce, cubes of cucumber, finely chopped avocado, shaved Parmesan cheese and a dressing of olive oil, fresh garlic and salt & pepper)

#10 ~Mo+Moosh~

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

I love roast sweet potato salad. It had sweet potato, roasted Roma tomato, baby spinach, avocado, toasted pine nuts with a red wine vinegar and honey dressing.

I also usually can't go past a good potato salad especially at this time of year.



#11 bek_p

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

My mother in law makes an amazing potato salad I'm craving it bad cant wait

#12 cameo

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

I am loving beetroot salad at the moment,

Cubed baby beetroot, feta, spinach, rocket, red onion, mint.  Sooo yum...

#13 *Caro*

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

Beetroot salad - grated beetroot, grated carrot, grated granny smith apple.  So easy, so delicious.

#14 Mousky

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

Fruit salad! Yum... now I want some sad.gif

#15 ~Nic~

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

Warm sweet potato salad

I add extra proscuitto and use blue brie as it's not as strong as other blue cheeses and I have never remembered to buy pine nuts, but it is still so good!

#16 jai*

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:15 PM

My Mum makes the best potato salad.

But I have recently discovered Watermelon, feta, mint and balsalmic vinegar which is amazing!

#17 overthehill

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:16 PM

Yum I think I like all of these!  
Keep em coming!




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