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Harpy
14th May 09, 06:02 PM
I had this salad at work two days ago, not exactly sure of the quantities required but you can play around with it yourself. I've excluded the celery from the recipe as I hate it:

1 large cucumber - halve lengthwise and chop in medium chunks
1 can of chickpeas, drained
Sliced mushrooms - use your favourite
Parsley - to garnish

Dressing - mint vinaigrette and lemon juice

nihilist
14th May 09, 06:03 PM
:barf:

Harpy
14th May 09, 06:18 PM
Trust me, its really good.

I'm going to prepare it this weekend when I have friends for lunch and serve it with hot spinach and ricotta filo triangles.

Spade: The Real Snake
14th May 09, 06:21 PM
Needs more bacon.

Harpy
14th May 09, 06:23 PM
Meat free home.

Spade: The Real Snake
14th May 09, 06:30 PM
Bacon flavored dressing.

Steve
14th May 09, 06:34 PM
Meat free home.

Still doesn't change the fact that it needs bacon (and some good bleu cheese dressing).

Spade: The Real Snake
14th May 09, 06:35 PM
I wouldn't feed that crap to the boy's hamster.

Even the tailless rat eats bacon.

Steve
14th May 09, 06:42 PM
I wouldn't feed that crap to the boy's hamster.

Even the tailless rat eats bacon.

I can imagine finding good bleu cheese dressing could be a little distressing for a man who shares his dinner table with such dining companions.

It's okay, leaves more for me.

Zendetta
14th May 09, 06:46 PM
I made an incredible salad the other day:

spring greens and baby spinach
cherry tomatoes
croutons
shredded red cabbage

and then

bacon
blue cheese
blood orange slices

and blue cheese dressing. It was slap-yo-mamma good. I had the same thing with grilled chicken the next night.

Spade: The Real Snake
14th May 09, 06:49 PM
^^^
see every good salad needs its share of cooked dead flesh to make it good

Cullion
14th May 09, 06:50 PM
It needs small cubes of Feta.

Steve
14th May 09, 06:53 PM
I made an incredible salad the other day:

spring greens and baby spinach
cherry tomatoes
croutons
shredded red cabbage

and then

bacon
blue cheese
blood orange slices

and blue cheese dressing. It was slap-yo-mamma good. I had the same thing with grilled chicken the next night.

Now that is what I'm talking about! I wish I could take that + I gave Snake away for mentioning bacon and give it to you, Z. You just did so, SO much better.

You'll have to settle for this regular, nonpillaged rep from me instead.

Zendetta
14th May 09, 06:57 PM
^^^ yup.

My other standard is

baby spinach/spring greens
cherry tomatoes
croutons
grilled chicken
feta

with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

After training, its like Mana from Heaven.

You still on the Laab trip Cullion? I introduced that to a friend of mine from out of town and it blew his mind. If you arn't already hip to it, an Ethiopian dish called kit fo is where its at. Its very rare/ raw (go raw!) beef minced into a paste and marinated with herbs and clarified butter. It was a dish for warriors and kings. Seek it out.

You won't be disappointed.

Spade: The Real Snake
14th May 09, 07:01 PM
Tortilla bowl
black refried beans
ground turky
lettuce
cheese
sliced black olives
sour cream
guacamole
pineapple peach salsa
crumbled turkey bacon

in that order

Harpy
14th May 09, 07:05 PM
It needs small cubes of Feta.

This is the only response I might listen to, however I'm going for a light fresh salad to balance the spinach/ricotta triangles so more cheese is probably not a good idea.


The rest of you can enjoy your dead flesh salads on your own.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
14th May 09, 07:21 PM
quick and dirty salad out of baby spinach, feta cheese, and vinaigrette
but seriously it was barely enough to feed my manly appetite so i'll probably have some bacon between bacon with bacon dressing later

nihilist
14th May 09, 07:41 PM
Meat free home.
Give your husband my condolences.

MrBadGuy
14th May 09, 07:57 PM
Meet free home


Give your husband my condolences.


1 large cucumber

And it all comes together.

Harpy
14th May 09, 08:08 PM
Give your husband my condolences.

On Sundays he is allowed to cook meat at home. He'll usually invite his friends over and do guy stuff that involves cooking and eating a lot of meat. I usually leave the house on Sundays to give him 'meat time'.

MrBadGuy - you are asking for a spanking young man.

nihilist
14th May 09, 08:09 PM
Are both ends of the cucumber employed for the tossing of this particular "salad"?

nihilist
14th May 09, 08:13 PM
On Sundays he is allowed to cook meat at home. He'll usually invite his friends over and do guy stuff that involves cooking and eating a lot of meat. I usually leave the house on Sundays to give him 'meat time'.



I think I see what's happening now.

Spade: The Real Snake
14th May 09, 11:12 PM
and oddly enough, all the baby oil disappears.......

Neildo
15th May 09, 05:30 AM
I had this salad at work two days ago, not exactly sure of the quantities required but you can play around with it yourself. I've excluded the celery from the recipe as I hate it:

1 large cucumber - halve lengthwise and chop in medium chunks
1 can of chickpeas, drained
Sliced mushrooms - use your favourite
Parsley - to garnish

Dressing - mint vinaigrette and lemon juice

i'd take out the mint, add tomatoes and feta cheese. shredded carrots. a couple of garlic stuffed olives. maybe a little bit of chopped romaine hearts for roughage. yeah.

KO'd N DOA
15th May 09, 08:49 AM
On my recent American Road trip, I discovered the Ruby Tuesdays Salad Bar.

Most of the items like Bacon and mushrooms have already been covered in this thread, but Sunflowers seeds, dried cranberries, are inspirations, and can be added to any salad.

I think I will pass on the cucumbers the next time. Thanks Lilly.

Cullion
15th May 09, 09:30 AM
Two favourite salads.

Greek Salad:
Tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, feta, black olives and just oregano and olive oil for dressing.

My chicken salad:
Tomato, cucumber, romaine lettuce, sweet red pepper (the long thin romanesco), spring onion, chopped boiled egg, big chunks of roast chicken (still warm), parma ham, grated beetroot, home-made vinaigrette dressing.

rsobrien
15th May 09, 09:31 AM
Best salad I ever had was from a local BBQ place called Good Steer.

It had the typical American salad stuff, iceberg, carrots, blah, vegetables, blah...and BBQ chicken, bacon, and ONION RINGS.

I had it with Thousand Island dressing. It was fantastic.

Neildo
15th May 09, 09:56 AM
i think i'm going to make a spinach salad later. sliced hardboiled egg and all that. fuck yeah.

Zendetta
15th May 09, 01:06 PM
grated beetroot

Grated beets are awesome in salad. Visually appealing too.

HappyOldGuy
15th May 09, 01:12 PM
Here is one I order often for lunch.

Mixed greens
Feta
Shredded Pepperoni
Kalamata olives
cherry tomatoes
with a light, not too sweet balsamic vinegrette.

bob
15th May 09, 04:46 PM
Rocket
Bocconcini
Steamed mushroom and asparagus
Sliced Avocado
Cherry Tomatoes
Mango
optional: Calamari and Scallops

Zendetta
15th May 09, 05:39 PM
Sydney has great produce as well as great seafood.

Robot Jesus
15th May 09, 06:10 PM
I made a nice Waldorf salad the other day, shouldn't have used olive oil for the mayo; tasted strange.

Zendetta
15th May 09, 06:15 PM
Made your own mayo?

Nice. Try it with just a smidgen of sesame oil.

When the dungeness crab catch comes in, my friend has a big crab and wine feast and I make aioli to go with it: roasted garlic and roasted red pepper have been my faves.

Robot Jesus
15th May 09, 06:22 PM
I remember reading an article that used mayo as an argument for the existence of time travellers.

Cullion
15th May 09, 06:49 PM
whut?

Robot Jesus
16th May 09, 12:40 AM
because of how labour intensive and specific the proses is.
the argument goes that no one would add oil to an egg mixture a drop at a time while mixing vigorously unless they already knew what the outcome would be.
hence from a time witch mayo existed.

nihilist
16th May 09, 12:42 AM
whut?

Leave him alone.
He is still reeling from last week's "meat time".

bob
16th May 09, 12:53 AM
because of how labour intensive and specific the proses is.
the argument goes that no one would add oil to an egg mixture a drop at a time while mixing vigorously unless they already knew what the outcome would be.
hence from a time witch mayo existed.

Have you read "The Blind Mayo Maker" by Richard Dawkins?

Robot Jesus
16th May 09, 01:00 AM
I always thought the whole going blind thing was a myth spread by the catholics.

Zendetta
16th May 09, 02:25 PM
because of how labour intensive and specific the proses is.
the argument goes that no one would add oil to an egg mixture a drop at a time while mixing vigorously unless they already knew what the outcome would be.
hence from a time witch mayo existed.

A Frenchman would.

Cullion
16th May 09, 03:10 PM
because of how labour intensive and specific the proses is.
the argument goes that no one would add oil to an egg mixture a drop at a time while mixing vigorously unless they already knew what the outcome would be.
hence from a time witch mayo existed.

Yeah, there are lots of things like that in cookery.

I think somebody just did it by accident once. A chef with poor eyesight was beating some eggs whilst a knocked-over bottle of oil dripped into the bowl, after a while he went 'what the fuck is this?' tasted a blob on his finger, and decided that he had the perfect accompaniment for crab, and the base for lots of other sauces.

EuropIan
21st May 09, 10:09 AM
I love how some of the yanks in this thread fattified it.

NEEDS MOAR BACON+BLUECHEESE RANCH

MrBadGuy
21st May 09, 12:56 PM
needz moar fatback

EuropIan
21st May 09, 12:57 PM
Why not throw just away the salad?

Robot Jesus
23rd May 09, 08:13 PM
http://memegenerator.net/Instances/Advice-Dog-cover-bacon-in-blu-cheese-call-it-a-salad.jpg

EuropIan
24th May 09, 05:50 AM
I love advice dog.

Kiko
24th May 09, 06:16 AM
I'm not sure if I saw shredded cheese on any of these salads.... and those sliced almonds!