Please share your recipes for salads that are filling enough for a main meal.
I've been eating too many carbs, too much rich food.
Time to get some nice salads in the weekly rotation
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06-01-2014 11:02 #1
Salad main meal recipes please!
06-01-2014 11:06 #2
06-01-2014 11:25 #3Senior Member
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Roast vegetable salad - roast pumpkin, beetroot, sweet potato, parsnip in similar sized cubes. Cool down, & toss with baby spinach or rocket leaves, some toasted pinenuts & balsamic vinegar. Yum! Also nice with some feta added.
06-01-2014 11:32 #4
I do a yummy chicken Cesar salad, you can add croutons if you like.
1 fancy lettuce shredded, a few diced tomatoes, bacon cooked and sliced, parmesan cheese, either some bbq chicken or I sometimes use those crumbed chicken tenderloins and Cesar salad dressing.
06-01-2014 11:32 #5
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06-01-2014 11:35 #6
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06-01-2014 11:41 #8
Mmmmm, Yum! Subbing to. DF doesn't eat 'rabbit food', so I'd love some ideas too
06-01-2014 11:52 #9
Salmon Caesar salad
grill fresh salmon and flake over bowl of cos lettuce, red onion, shaved parmasean , and put these ingredients in a food processor to make a dressing - 2 egg yolks, 2 anchovies, 2 teaspoons mustard, 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar, 1 garlic clove and 3/4 cup olive oil
Quinoa Greek salad
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
Pinch of salt
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup chopped cucumber
1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/3 cup feta cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
To make the dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Using a strainer, rinse the quinoa under cold water. Add quinoa, water, and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Let quinoa cool to room temperature.
Mix all ingredients with quinoa and add dressing and toss
Roast pumpkin and Haloumi cheese salad
1/2 pumpkin chopped and slow roasted
1 brown onion sliced and caramalised
1/2 baby fennel sliced
Bunch baby spinach
1/4 cup roasted walnuts
Grilled Haloumi cheese , cut into small cubes
Add all to bowl and add squeeze lemon juice, olive oil and caramalised balsamic vinegar
06-01-2014 12:26 #10
Thai style beef salad.
- Salad leaves, Cherry tomatoes, cucumber, onion (optional), Steak, red curry paste.
- Dressing = Fresh lime juice, fish sauce, palm sugar (or soft brown sugar) and soy sauce. I start with the lime+Fish+sugar and adjust based on how sour the lime is, then add just a tiny bit of soy for extra saltiness (not too much as it can dominate).
- Spread curry paste onto steak and fry to rare. Remove from pan, slice thinly then return to pan along with the juice/paste that's gone all over the chopping board and stir fry to your liking. Lay onto the bed of salad then sprinkly dressing over. I usually serve with rice which collects all the dressing down the bottom - yum!
Much like others listed but I use breast chicken cut into cubes and dry fried with a little chicken stock powder. I also make my own croutons by cubing stale bread, spraying with oil and dry frying sprinkled with my favourite herbs. I try to use the one pan, crutons first, remove, then bacon, remove, then chicken.
These two are not salads as such but yummy salad based meals.
Serve pan fried or steamed white fish on a bed of rocket (or rocket/spinach mix), topped with thinly sliced red capsicum and dress with a mix of lemon juice, olive oil, sweet chilli sauce and S&P. Yummy with oven fries sprinkled with paprika.
Serve a grilled chicken breast on a bed of spinach topped with a fresh salsa of tomato, red onion and fresh basil dressed in balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with shaved parmesan and bacon.
Looking for more ideas too!
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