Friday, 20 July 2012

Food on Friday: Salads


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Hi everyone, this week Food on Friday is about salads.  I am sure there are lots of exciting salad ideas out there.  In fact, many of you have already linked in salads under previous Food on Friday ingredients. I will re-link them to this one for you as well.

In her chapter on salad greens Stephanie Alexander  gives a list of what can be in what she calls  "composed salads" – what she means is that you have a base (salad leaves, green beans, lentils or white beans), then add some crunch and then a substantial focus such as a protein, cheese or vegetable.  And then of course a dressing.

Composed salads can include:


Anchovies Artichokes Asparagus Beetroots
Broccoli Capers Carrots Cheese
Chestnuts Chick peas Dried beans Eggplants (aubergine)
Eggs Garlic Grapes Green beans
Ham Herbs Meatballs Onions
Pears Potatoes Poultry Prawns
Pumpkins Quail Salted herrings Sausages
Smoked fish Squid Sweet peppers walnuts

Now I wouldn't put in grapes or pears myself – but then I'm biased about fruit in savoury salads.

Her list of salad garnishes:


Almonds Bacon Croutons
Grilled polenta Olives Pine nuts
Toasted sesame seeds Walnuts

And things that you can find in salad dressings:


Anchovies Browned butter Capers
Citrus juices Crushed spices Hazelnut oil
Herbs Mayonnaise Mustard
Olive oil Pickles Roasting juices
Sour cream Wine vinegar

So, as always, just pop in your name plus a recipe title into the first Mr Linky box and paste in the url for your recipe into the second one.  Enjoy!

Update:  Click here if you would like to see the Pinboard I have made for these links

PS  Don't forget to check out the previous editions of Food on Friday now and again – because new links are still being added every few days.  They are a good source of inspiration if you have an ingredient but are not sure what to make.

48 comments:

  1. Thanks for inviting me to link up my watermelon shrimp salad and thanks for hosting!

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  2. Thanks for the link, I added my Cold Quinoa Salad with Fresh Mint, Almonds & Craisins at #11.

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  3. Thank you for the invitation to link to Food on Friday! Appreciate the opportunity and thank you for hosting!!

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  4. Sounds like some great salads above:@)

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  5. Thanks for inviting me! I think I accidentally entered twice... oops!

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  6. Thank you for the invite :) I brought a few salads! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Thanks for the invite... I submitted my mango-avocado salad

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  8. Thanks for the invite! :) Can't wait to read the other posts!

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  9. Thanks for hosting!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE salads! Specially summery ones!

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  10. Just saw your post on my blog and had to come over and link up my Black Bean Salad recipe!

    Adventures of a Homeschool Mom

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  11. Carole,

    Do you have a button that I can put on my blog for the link up?

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  12. I posted the link on my FB page. I'll do it again tomorrow and on Twitter as well. Do you host this link up every friday?

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  13. What very tasty salad recipes that have been posted, just love your Food on Friday series, Carole!!

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  14. Thanks for inviting me to add my salad link Carole! I love a variety of salads. Have a good weekend.

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  15. Thanks for hosting the linky Carole. I'm excited to try many of these salad recipes!

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  16. Carole,
    Let me know about the next link up. Would love to stop by again and share!

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    1. Thanks Alessandra, this runs every Friday morning NZ time. So for those in the US it will pop up on Thursday - because down this way we live your tomorrow! Next week's subject is bananas.

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  17. Thanks for hosting, Carole! Great theme this week, looking forward to all the salad recipes.

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  18. Thanks for the invite, Carole. I've linked up! :)

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  19. Hi Carole,
    Here is the link for the LinkWithin widget. There are directions for how to add it to your blog. It is pretty simple! http://www.linkwithin.com/learn

    As for the photos on my link party, I use Inlinkz. http://www.inlinkz.com/ The first party with photos is free but after that it is $19.99 per year. Or you can have unlimited free parties without the photos, just links. I figured less than $2.00 per month was an ok amount to pay to keep the photo links in the parties. Other bloggers seem to like it and I love being able to see the photos of what people share!

    Hope this helps.
    Julie

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  20. Thanks for the invite! I linked up my 'lighted up' loaded potato salad!

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  21. Posted a link of my favorite way to eat a salad! Yumm! On that note I think it is time for dinner. :)

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  22. Hi! Thanks for letting me know about this! I'm excited to check out all of these recipes and try some out!

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  23. Thank you for inviting me to link up!

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  24. Dear Carole
    Thanks for the invite, I have added a couple of salads, great to check your blog out on a Friday, it is always great to see all these interesting recipes

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  25. Composed salad definition? I'm a 3 time Le Cordon Bleu Presidents Achievement Award winner and a 3 star and 4 star Michelin rated chef de cuisine. The theme is the most important part of a great composed salad! Here is a prime example that I posted.

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  26. What a great topic, especially in summer! Thank you for organizing this.

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  27. Thank you for the invitation. I linked up Alessa's wonderful Okra Salad. We appreciate you commenting on our blog. Thank you!

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  28. Thank you for inviting me. Excellent information and some really nice salads.

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  29. Hi Carol, great link up! Let's hope the weather stays good for it! Thanks for letting me know about it again.

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  30. Hello Carole! Thank you for letting me know about Food on Friday and thank you for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  31. Thanks so much for inviting me to link up! What a great post!

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  32. thanks for the invite Carole! What a collection you have here!

    Talk to you soon I hope - take care! And please feel free to stop by my linky on Wednesdays for the Fresh Food Blog Hop!

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  33. Thanks Carole for the invite. I love to share and check out what everyone else is eating. Looks like some great selections. I decided to go for the dessert angle with Balsamic Berries--it's about time we had salad for dessert!

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  34. Hiya Carole - thanks for popping by and alerting me to today's theme! I've posted up a selection of salads. :)

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  35. HI Carole, thanks for the invite. I linked up 2 salads. Have a great weekend!

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  36. You are always so good to remind me to join in! Thank you, Carole, and enjoy your weekend~

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  37. Thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me to your hop! I've entered my the salad you requested, but I actually entered it twice. :( Would please omit number 75. It's a duplication of 76. Thanks and thanks for hosting!

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  38. Carole,
    Hi! I have linked up Deluxe Coleslaw. Hope you have a good weekend. Thank you for hosting.
    Pat

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  39. Thanks for inviting me!! I added my Warm Asian Salad. Enjoy!

    www.dixiechikcooks.com

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  40. Hi, Carole... Thanks for hosting the party and for inviting me to it! I'm sharing the Lobster Salad that you asked for and I've also linked up my Apple Pecan Chicken Salad. Hope your weekend is winding down peacefully. ~ Mary

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  41. Thanks once again for inviting me join your linky. Have a great week!

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  42. I added my leaf-to-root beet salad. Thanks again Carole!

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  43. Hope it's not too late to link this recipe. It's too good to missed this out. Thanks Carole. love your blog

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  44. Hi, Carole! We are just loving this fantastic Food on Friday idea! Even though your salad Friday is past, we linked up a couple of our faves in case anyone is looking for new ideas. Thanks a million for facilitating this wonderful swap! So excited to dive further into all the treasures here ...

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