100 lb. Club - What's your favorite summertime salad?




cfmama
07-21-2010, 12:41 PM
Right now I'm LOVING

fresh romaine with raspberries, blueberries, clementines, red onions, snap peas and cherry tomato's. Topped with a cup of chicken breast and some italian dressing! Yum

what's yours???


Eliana
07-21-2010, 12:44 PM
My salads are so random!! Never a "recipe", just what we have. LOL! But I'm rather partial to:

romaine lettuce, spinach (though I seem to have developed an allergy to it), cold cooked peas, hard boiled eggs, nuts, dried cranberries and an olive oil based Italian dressing.

ShylahEQ
07-21-2010, 01:09 PM
red onion, tomato, cucumber, avocado, feta cheese and oil / vinegar based dressing (italian, greek, sun dried tomato)


Rosinante
07-21-2010, 01:37 PM
My salads are quite random too. I could definitely repeat last night's though:

Mixed leaves
Cherry tomatoes
Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
Some mayo
A piece, about 4 oz, of smoked cod, microwaved - that on top of the salad was beautiful!

It's tuna and avocado glop tonight.

PinkHoodie
07-21-2010, 01:48 PM
I really love Spinach salad with fresh tomatos and mushrooms with a raspberry or balsamaic vinigrette. I love fresh tomatos from the garden! :)

ncuneo
07-21-2010, 03:38 PM
I don't know if this is summertime or not, but I'm LOVING this salad right now.

Spinach
Chicken
Walnuts
Jicama
Sun Dried Tomatos
Avocado
Cucumber
Red Onion
and finally some Newman's Lighten UP Balsamic

SO GOOD!

hpnodat
07-21-2010, 04:36 PM
Southwestern Salad
Romaine, onions, red &/or green bell pepper, black beans, corn, Salsa (or fresh if I have it), sour cream, topped with fajita seasoned chicken.

ubergirl
07-21-2010, 05:21 PM
Simple but I'm obsessed with it right now. Broccoli Slaw dressed with olive oil, rice wine vinegar, and salt and pepper.

Elijahs phoenix
07-21-2010, 06:22 PM
I love cucumber salad! So simple and nice and refreshing.

sliced cucumber
vinegar
a pinch of sugar
and sometimes some red pepper flakes
Also some tomato is good in there too

wikidsnyper
07-21-2010, 06:40 PM
waldorf salad. i love this salad year round and it is soooooo good. its just a mix of your favorite greens and diced apples with a dressing of olive oil and apple cider vinegar. or at least that is my version. i put in lettuce, spinach, celery, cucumbers, gala apples, granny smith apples, carrots, red onions (or whatever i have on hand) some salt and pepper to taste along with the olive oil-apple cider vinegar mixture. mmmmmm goood..

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PinkHoodie
07-21-2010, 07:29 PM
hpnodat...that sounds good! I might have to try that!

Zoesmama
07-21-2010, 08:04 PM
I like romaine lettuce mixed with spring mix including spinach. With TONS of chopped up veggies such as red and green bell peppers, carrots(I like chopped teeny like slivers a peeler works good and faster than a knife), radishes, onions(red is my fav) and of course cucumbers, avocado and tomatoes. And I sprinkle 4 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds on top after drizzling the dressing on so it has something to stick to. That adds 30% of daily calcium. :D

I really have gotten into this olive oil and vinegar dressing that is Kroger brand. I'd like to make it myself to avoid preservatives and extras but the bottled is so much easier.

TXMary2
07-21-2010, 08:24 PM
WOW Cfmama, that sounds yummy!!

I like romaine, cherry tomatoes, can of tuna, 1 serving croutons, red onion and zesty italian dressing. Also sometimes I put a chopped up boiled egg.

animallover
07-21-2010, 08:25 PM
One of my favorite salads is so simple: Romaine lettuce, red onion, sliced strawberries, walnuts and feta cheese with a light balsamic dressing. It's very refreshing.

texscrapper
07-21-2010, 08:34 PM
Two faves -

Romaine or iceburg, spinach, hard boiled egg, grilled chicken, black olives, cherry tomatoes, real bacon bits, and light ranch

Iceburg, a few crushed tostitos, light shredded cheddar cheese (melted), taco meat (or grilled chicken), black olives (sliced) tomato, reduced fat sour cream

hpnodat
07-21-2010, 08:58 PM
I like romaine lettuce mixed with spring mix including spinach. With TONS of chopped up veggies such as red and green bell peppers, carrots(I like chopped teeny like slivers a peeler works good and faster than a knife), radishes, onions(red is my fav) and of course cucumbers, avocado and tomatoes. And I sprinkle 4 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds on top after drizzling the dressing on so it has something to stick to. That adds 30% of daily calcium. :D

I really have gotten into this olive oil and vinegar dressing that is Kroger brand. I'd like to make it myself to avoid preservatives and extras but the bottled is so much easier.

This sounds great but is that 4 Tbsp sesame seeds for a single personal salad or for an entire bowl to feed the family? Just wondering cause that is about 210 calories for 4 Tbsp. :)

bex
07-21-2010, 09:32 PM
This thread makes me jealous. Lol its winter here :(
Lovin soups and stews though :D

Zoesmama
07-22-2010, 02:20 AM
This sounds great but is that 4 Tbsp sesame seeds for a single personal salad or for an entire bowl to feed the family? Just wondering cause that is about 210 calories for 4 Tbsp. :)

The ones I have are 70 calories per 2 Tablespoon serving. So it was 140 calories actually.

No that was just for mine while I was on a raw foods fast(well for the day time) I had 2-3 pieces of fruit for breakfast a few cashews, raisins and peanuts for snack and that big salad for lunch. Dinner I had a cooked protein and some grain and veggies and usually a smaller salad but not with all the sesame seeds. It is a lot of calories but it evened out in my case. You can always do half for a 15% boost of calcium.

LitChick
07-22-2010, 08:07 AM
Salads have become my usual lunch now so I am loving all these ideas!

Typically mine is spring mix or romaine or sweet butter lettuce, tossed with raspberry balsamic vinegar, then sprinkled with 2 TBSP reduced-fat gorgonzola cheese crumbles. The other stuff (tomato, strawberries, walnuts, diced grilled chicken that has been basted with pesto) varies depending on what I have available.

Athenacapella
07-22-2010, 09:13 AM
I went out to a business lunch yesterday and had spinach salad with strawberries, blueberries, almond slivers and goat cheese. I did a bit of oil and vinegar instead of the standard dressing. It was SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!

Bunti
07-22-2010, 09:26 PM
Last night had a salad of fresh baby spinach, sliced fresh strawberries, and a sprinkle of a light orange vinaigrette with a touch of soy sauce and sesame. Yummm.

jewelrymaker81
07-25-2010, 11:41 PM
Broc, cauli, red onion, real bacon bits, shredded lf cheddar, apple cider vinegar, lt mayo, splenda. Mmmm....