Recipes for Moms – Green Salad

Come join The Salad Social at TidyMom sponsored by The International Olive Council’s Add Some Life”.
Salad Social
Today I am linking up for the salad social at TidyMom. Drop by and check out all the salad ideas.

This is my favorite: a simple green salad. Here is my list of ingredients but the beauty of salad is that you can use any green veggie that you like:

iceberg lettuce
spinach
corriander
green pepper 
spring onion
cucumber (seeded and chopped small, peel left on)
sprouts (I used moong dhal (green lentle) sprouts)

Other green veggies you could add are brocolli, zuchinni, sugar snap peas, green beans and peas (precooked).

Now, while it is delicious as is, I find that adding fruit to a salad brings out the flavor even more. The sweetness of fruit is especially good for setting off the bitterness of spinach. Since it is a veggie salad, you may want to just stick to one fruit. Some I have used include guava, green grapes, and green apple (unpeeled).
I have used other fruits, but anything mushy will give you a wet salad, which still tastes good but isn’t as nice looking. To the above green salad, I added mango. Papaya is also good.

If you find a plain green salad is too green, a slight hint of red from pommegranite seeds sets it off beautifully. To get the seeds from a pommegranite, slice in half, hold face down in your hand over the bowl and hit the shell with a soup ladle. This loosens the seeds and they fall out. Make sure to wear an apron as the juice stains and it will splatter.
Or you could use red apple (unpeeled) or strawberries, or if you just want to stick with veggies, use cherry tomatoes, red bell peppers, or any other red veggie that you like.

For dressing I often just add lemon juice or a homemade vinnegrette – olive oil, white vinegar, salt, pepper, and italian seasoning. A thick dressing can be made from one part mayonaise to two parts yoghurt, with some salt, pepper, chili powder, and garlic paste. Plain yoghurt is good too.

What is your favorite kind of salad?

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  1. My favorite salad is baby spinach, goat cheese, some sort of nuts (candied pecans/walnuts are the best!) and dried cranberries with balsamic vinaigrette. YUM!

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