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Salad

Posted by terrepruitt on July 13, 2010

Typically when I think of salad I think of a GREEN salad, a salad with lettuce.  Salad, however can be made up of a variety of things.  I am in the habit of saying “salad” for green salad and vegetables then saying “pasta salad”, “fruit salad”, “potato salad”, etc. for other salads.  We have a salad every night when we eat at home.  If we dinner at home 25 nights out of the month 20 of them will be with salad.

But sometimes I don’t have lettuce.  So I do on occasion just make a veggie salad.  Basically the same things I would put in a green salad but without the green of the lettuce.  Here in this picture, there are cucumbers, red and green bell peppers, onions, and it looks like a little feta cheese.  Maybe it could be considered a Greek Salad.  I didn’t think to put olives in it.  But it was good anyway.

Do you eat salad?  What kind?  What is your favorite?  What do you like to put in your Green Salad?

11 Responses to “Salad”

  1. niachick said

    Hi Terre! Hi love salad…I could eat it every day and if I JUST ate salad I’d probably lose that couple of pounds that keep hangin’ around my belly. However, I love my body just like it is and I love food too much to only eat salad!!! HA!

    I’ve eaten Greek salads before…the dressing is not my favorite, but I love all the other ingredients.

    What I’ve been putting into my green salads (home grown, hand picked lettuces by the way) are pea pods (also home grown/handpicked), strawberries, pears, usually some cheese of some kinds, sometimes apples and I like “Annie’s Pompegranate” dressing.

    I also like just plain ol’ fruit salad, too — especially with watermelon. Slurp!!!

    Thanks for your posts…I know I missed commenting on a couple of them. I always save them and go back and read/comment. Do know that I love your blogs and feel it is a direct connection into your lovely beingness, my friend.

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    • I love my salad, but I love my carbs too! Hmm. The dressing that I have had on Greek Salad is usually just olive oil, but I am sure that anything can be used.

      I LOVE that you grow your own lettuce. AWESOME! Wow! Your salads sounds awesome!

      *sighing contentedly* Thank you my Nia Sister/Teacher/Friend. I do know that you love my blog, because you are always so kind and you tell me. And that makes me feel great. Because sometimes it is a bit nerve wracking “putting stuff” “out there”. Then you always come along and say I did good and that makes me feel sooooooooooooooooo much better. So I always really appreciate you being here and commenting.

      One of the reasons it is a little scary putting stuff out there is that it is part of me and I try to stay true, honest, and I try to educate/share, but I also have to remember that I am doing this for my business and to make people aware of me and what I do and Nia . . . so sometimes it is a challenge to do all that in a post. So, THANK YOU. I really do always appreciate you being here. XOXOX

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  2. tobeme said

    Your salad looks great! I do eat salad a couple times of week. What goes in it depends what I have on hand. Right now I am eating a ton of fruit salad.

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    • Awesome. That is what is great about salad. There is so many kinds. And yeah, we are the same in that what goes in it depends on what is on hand.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  3. Nice post. My mom sent me a recipe the other day for a watermelon tomato salad. I haven’t made it yet, but my cousin did and she loves it:

    Watermelon Tomato Salad

    1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

    4-5 cups cubed seedless watermelon (about ½ a “personal sized” melon)

    ½ red onion, thinly sliced

    1 tablespoon chopped basil

    2/3 cup Feta cheese with tomatoes and basil

    2/3 cup Cookwell & Co. Watermelon Vinaigrette

    Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and chill until ready to serve. Best if made a couple of hours ahead of time.

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    • Oh lookey here! I am so excited. I am so happy you stopped by. What a wonderful surprise. HI!

      Ok, I heard of a watermelon salad with watermelon and onions—I thought that was odd. I have never tried it. But now this is a new twist, watermelon and tomatoes. Well, since I am now eating tomatoes I might just try this. It just sounds odd, but I bet it is great, huh?

      When is our next cookout? One of us should bring this, yes? Maybe you can bring this and I will bring my mango-cucumber salad. I think that is a weird combo too, but it is so yummy. Have you seen that? I just put up pictures: https://terrepruitt.com/2009/05/26/summer-salad-recipe/ I should probably add as you have noted that it is best if the ingredients set a bit.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for commenting. (Cool. It makes me happy!)

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  4. Gropius said

    Good grief, that looks good. As a vegetarian of 17 years, I can sadly say that I don’t eat salads nearly as much as I should. Probably because I’ve gotten bored with them, but this one gives me a whole new perspective! Looks delish.

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    • Hmmm? Do you think that maybe you got bored with salads because you had the same one all the time? I have two different ones on my site and if you look at Kevin’s comment he has add another one (watermelons and tomatoes—I doubt you’ve gotten bored with that one. Have you ever heard of such a thing?)

      So delve back in! Salads can be whatever you want. Be brave, be adventurous, be crazy. Next meal go to your fridge and throw some stuff that sounds good together (or even stuff that doesn’t sound good) and call it a salad.

      Thank you for visiting. I hope you will be back.

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      • Gropius said

        I will be back! And thank you for the inspirational salad talk. I think you’re right. Same ole’ same ole’ is why.

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        • Someone gave me this, on Facebook:

          fresh cucumbers with dill, vinegar, white onions. can be spicy with a little dried red peppers added, or can add sour cream and have it creamy style.

          Let me know what YOU come up with!

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  5. […] . . . I should have checked my past posts before I posted because I already have a posted about salad, pretty much the same thing.  But I can tell you a bit about the salad I posted about.  It is […]

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