One of America’s Favorites – Salad

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A garden salad consisting of lettuce, cucumber, scallions, cherry tomatoes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta

A salad is a dish consisting of a mixture of small pieces of food, usually vegetables or fruit. However, different varieties of salad may contain virtually any type of ready-to-eat food. Salads are typically served at room temperature or chilled, with notable exceptions such as south German potato salad which can be served warm.

Garden salads use a base of leafy greens such as lettuce, arugula/rocket, kale or spinach; they are common enough that the word salad alone often refers specifically to garden salads. Other types include bean salad, tuna salad, fattoush, Greek salad (vegetable-based, but without leafy greens), and sōmen salad (a noodle-based salad). The sauce used to flavor a salad is commonly called a salad dressing; most salad dressings are based on either a mixture of oil and vinegar or a fermented milk product like kefir.

Salads may be served at any point during a meal:

* Appetizer salads—light, smaller-portion salads served as the first course of the meal.
* Side salads—to accompany the main course as a side dish, examples include potato salad and Caesar salad.
* Main course salads—usually containing a portion of a high-protein foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, legumes, or cheese.
* Dessert salads—sweet versions containing fruit, gelatin, sweeteners or whipped cream.

Green leaf salad with salmon and bread

The Romans, ancient Greeks and Persians ate mixed greens with dressing, a type of mixed salad. Salads, including layered and dressed salads, have been popular in Europe since the Greek and Roman imperial expansions. In his 1699 book, Acetaria: A Discourse on Sallets, John Evelyn attempted with little success to encourage his fellow Britons to eat fresh salad greens. Mary, Queen of Scots, ate boiled celery root over greens covered with creamy mustard dressing, truffles, chervil, and slices of hard-boiled eggs.

Oil used on salads can be found in the 17th-century colony of New Netherland (later called New York, New Jersey and Delaware). A list of common items arriving on ships and their designated prices when appraising cargo included “a can of salad oil at 1.10 florins” and “an anker of wine vinegar at 16 florins”. In a 1665 letter to the Director of New Netherland from the Island of Curaçao there is a request to send greens: “I request most amicably that your honors be pleased to send me seed of every sort, such as cabbage, carrots, lettuce, parsley, etc. for none can be acquired here and I know that your honor has plenty,…”.

Salads may be sold in supermarkets, at restaurants and at fast food chains. In the United States, restaurants will often have a salad bar with salad-making ingredients, which the customers will use to put together their salad. Salad restaurants were earning more than $300 million in 2014. At-home salad consumption in the 2010s was rising but moving away from fresh-chopped lettuce and toward bagged greens and salad kits, with bag sales expected to reach $7 billion per year.

Types of salads

American-style potato salad with egg and mayonnaise

A salad can be a composed salad (with the ingredients specifically arranged on the serving dish) or a tossed salad (with the ingredients placed in a bowl and mixed). An antipasto plate, the first dish of a formal Italian meal, is similar to a composed salad, and has vegetables, cheese, and meat.

Green salad
A green salad or garden salad is most often composed of leafy vegetables such as lettuce varieties, spinach, or rocket (arugula). If non-greens make up a large portion of the salad it may instead be called a vegetable salad. Common raw vegetables (in the culinary sense) used in a salad include cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, onions, carrots, celery, radishes, mushrooms, avocado, olives, artichoke hearts, heart of palm, watercress, parsley, garden beets, and green beans. Nuts, berries, seeds, and flowers are less common components. Hard-boiled eggs, bacon, shrimp, and cheeses may be used as garnishes, but large amounts of animal-based foods would be more likely in a dinner salad.

Wedge salad
A wedge salad is a specific type of green salad made from a head of lettuce (often iceberg), halved or quartered, with other ingredients on top.

Fruit salad
Fruit salads are made of fruit (in the culinary sense), which may be fresh or canned. Examples include fruit cocktail.

Rice and pasta salads
Rice and pasta may be used as the key ingredient to making a salad. Pasta salads are more common. Some examples of rice salads come from Thai cuisine, like Nasi ulam.

Bound salads
Bound salads are assembled with thick sauces such as mayonnaise. One portion of a bound salad will hold its shape when placed on a plate with a scoop. Examples of bound salad include tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad, coleslaw, and potato salad. Some bound salads are used as sandwich fillings. Some pasta salads, i.e. macaroni salad, are bound salads. They are popular at picnics and barbecues.

Dinner salads

Ambrosia

Main course salads (known as dinner salads or as entrée salads in the United States) may contain small pieces of poultry, seafood, or steak. Caesar salad, Chef salad, Cobb salad, Chinese chicken salad and Michigan salad are dinner salads.

A wider variety of cheeses are used in dinner salads, including Roquefort blue cheese (traditional for a Cobb salad), and Swiss, Cheddar, Jack, and Provolone (for Chef and Cobb salads).

Dessert salads
Dessert salads rarely include leafy greens and are often sweet. Common variants are made with gelatin or whipped cream; e.g. jello salad, pistachio salad, and ambrosia. Other forms of dessert salads include snickers salad, glorified rice, and cookie salad.

 

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Banh-Mi Style Turkey Tacos

February 28, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Banh-Mi Style Turkey Tacos. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are JENNIE-O® Slow Roasted Dark Turkey, Radish, Carrots, Jalapeño, Fish Sauce, Mayo, Soft Flour Tortillas, and more! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Banh-Mi Style Turkey Tacos
Can’t decide between Vietnamese and Mexican? These turkey tacos are are here to save the day — fresh radish, shredded carrots and jalapeño, served in a warm tortilla. Under 300 calories per serving, too!

INGREDIENTS
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon fish sauce
¼ cup jalapeno, thinly sliced
¼ cup radish, thinly sliced
⅓ cucumber, thinly sliced
½ cup shredded carrots
⅓ cup fat-free mayonnaise
8 soft taco-size (6-inch) flour tortillas
2 cups shredded JENNIE-O® Slow Roasted Dark Turkey
lime wedges, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) In small saucepan, over medium heat, combine sugar, vinegar and fish sauce. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Simmer, without stirring, 3 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool.
2) In medium bowl, toss cooled vinegar mixture with jalapenos, radish, cucumber and carrots; set aside.
3) Spread mayonnaise on each tortilla. Add turkey. Top with vegetable mixture. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 210
Protein 11g
Carbohydrates 27g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 9g
Fat 6g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 660mg
Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/783-banh-mi-style-turkey-tacos

Springtime Calls for Roasted Radish Salad

March 30, 2014 at 11:07 AM | Posted in PBS | Leave a comment
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This recipe just screamd “It’s almost Spring”, Roasted Radish Salad. You can check out this recipe and whole lot others at http://www.pbs.org/food/

 

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Springtime Calls for Roasted Radish Salad
Ingredients
1 small batch of breakfast radishes, trimmed
Olive oil
Salt
4 cups arugula
Juice from 1 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt
Pepper
2 large eggs, boiled and quartered
1/2 avocado, diced
Directions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the radishes in a small baking dish and toss them with a tablespoon of olive oil and a few pinches of salt. Transfer to the oven and roast for 15 minutes. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, 1/4 cup of olive oil and a few pinches of salt and pepper.
To a large bowl, add the arugula and radishes and toss with the lemon vinaigrette, until thoroughly coated. Transfer to a serving plate; place the diced avocado on top and arrange the sliced boiled eggs around the salad. Serve as a side salad or as a main course.
Yield: Serves 4 as a side salad; Serves 2 as a main course

 

 
http://www.pbs.org/food/fresh-tastes/roasted-radish-salad/?utm_source=foodnewsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_term=main1&utm_content=pbsfood_freshtastes&utm_campaign=pbsfood_freshtastes

Pulled Buffalo BBQ Sandwich w/ Green Leaf Lettuce and Radish Salad

September 23, 2013 at 5:15 PM | Posted in Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, salad, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Pulled Buffalo BBQ Sandwich w/ Green Leaf Lettuce and Radish Salad

 

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Another gorgeous Fall like day around the neighborhood today! 39 degrees this morning and a high around 68 with sunshine and blue skies above! Out riding the four-wheel for a while and doing some outside cleaning. For dinner tonight a Pulled Buffalo BBQ Sandwich w/ Green Leaf Lettuce and Radish Salad.

 

 

 

A light and heathy dinner tonight. I used Wild Idea Buffalo Pulled Buffalo, a 1 lb. package. A great item to have in the freezer, just thaw and heat it up! After heating it up I served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun and topped it with JB’s Fat Boy Chipotle BBQ Sauce. I love BBQ Sandwich’s but using Pulled Buffalo makes that much more delicious! The Pulled Buffalo is so moist and flavorful, not to mention healthier than Beef.

 

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For a side to go with my Sandwich I went this morning and bought some fresh Green Lettuce and Radishes. I made a Green Lettuce and Radish Salad, adding a sprinkle of fresh grated Parmesan Cheese, sliced Pepadews, J and D’s Bacon Croutons, and topped with Ken’s Light Options Sweet Vandalia Onion Dressing. It’s been a while since I’ve had a Salad. For some reason it’s hard for me to digest green vegetables and later will give me an upset stomach. But I miss having a Salad so it was worth it. For dessert later a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks.

 

 

 

 

Ken’s Steak House Light Options Sweet Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette DressingKen's Steak House Light Options Sweet Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette
Ken’s Steak House Light Options Sweet Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette Dressing has 50% less fat and 33% fewer calories than regular dressing.

Ken’s Steak House Light Options Sweet Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette Dressing:
* 60 calories
4g fat
* 210mg sodium
* 10mg omega 3s
* Gluten free
* Kosher
Ingredients;
Distilled Vinegar, Water, Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Soybean And/Or Canola), Vidalia Onion 5.45%, Cider Vinegar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Contains Less Than 2% of: Omega 3 [Fish Oil And Fish Gelatin (Contains: Tilapia, Sardine And Anchovy)], Honey, Spice, Salt, Onion*, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Alginate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate And Calcium Disodium Edta As Preservatives, Caramel Color, Turmeric, Yellow #5. *Dried.

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 30 G
Servings Per Container 9
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4 G 6
Saturated Fat 0.5 G
3
Trans Fat 0 G
Monounsaturated Fat 1 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 210 Mg 9
Total Carbohydrate 7 G 2
Dietary Fiber 0 G
0
Sugars 7 G
Protein 0 G

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Ox-bone Soup

August 28, 2013 at 9:01 AM | Posted in soup, Wild Idea Buffalo | 3 Comments
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Soups is on! It’s all about the Soup in this week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week, Buffalo Ox-bone Soup. Another good one from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo.

 

 

Buffalo Ox-bone SoupWild Idea Buffalo Ox Bone Soup

By: Jill O’Brien

(serves 8)

 

This soup takes time, but it is time well spent. It is the kind of food you eat and say “I could eat this every day”. For preparing, you will want a larger pot as you simmer at a higher heat. This will help keep liquids in the pot. You will also want a heavy lid to keep the steam from escaping.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1 – 3.5 lb. pkg. Buffalo Shank Steaks
1 – 2 lb. pkg. Buffalo Soup Bones
Water
1 onion, quartered
2 large Daikon radishes, peeled and quartered
2 cloves garlic, halved + 2 cloves garlic, chopped
Salt (to taste)
3 Tbl. Bragg Liquid Aminos (Natural Soy) or Soy Sauce
3 Tbl. Sesame Oil
2 Tbl. green onion, chopped + 1 bunch of green onions, sliced
½ tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. red pepper flake
8 cups cooked rice
1 bunch radishes, sliced
fresh grated ginger or pickled ginger

 

 
Instructions:

1 -Wash bones and shank meat under cold water.
2 – Soak bones and shank meat in cold water for 2 hours.
3 – Rinse bones again under cold water.
4 – Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil, add washed bones and shank meat, bring to full boil. Boil for 20 minutes.
5 – Strain bones and meat and rinse under cold water. Rinse pot thoroughly to remove any fat particles.
6 – Return bones to pot and add 4 more quarts water. Bring to a boil, and boil for 30 minutes. Add, onion and radish. Cover, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 3 hours.
7 – Check meat for tenderness using two forks, If meat pulls apart, strain meat and bones, reserving liquids. Remove meat from bones and radish. If meat is not tender continue cooking until it is. Cover reserved liquids and place in refrigerator.
8 – Return bones with onion to pot and add 3 quarts of water. Over high heat, bring to a full rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for 3 hours.
9 – While bones are simmering, mix Braggs Liquid Aminos, sesame oil, chopped green onion, black pepper and chili flake together. Pull apart cooked meat and toss with soy and sesame mixture, cover and refrigerate.
10 – Drain the bones, reserving the milky broth. Cover and place in refrigerator.
11 – Remove the first reserved liquids from refrigerator and skim fat off the top. Return Bones and first reserved liquids back to pot. Add 2 cloves garlic and 3 quarts of water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for an additional 3½ hours.
12 – Strain bones, reserving liquids. Cover liquids and refrigerate overnight. (Optional: You may want to save bones for serving.)
13 – Remove both containers of liquid from refrigerator and remove any fat from the top. Marry gelatinous liquid into one pot and bring to full heat.
14 – Season with salt to taste, starting with a little and adding until milky broth has full flavor.
15 – Place prepared meat in small stock pot and add a half cup of broth. Reheat over medium heat until meat is hot.
16 -To serve, place a scoop of hot rice in center of the bowl, add desired meat portion and garnish with sliced radish and green onion. Accompany with chili flake, chopped garlic, grated ginger and salt for people to add as they like.
Soooooooo delicious!

 
http://wildideabuffalo.com/2012/buffalo-ox-bone-soup/

 

 

 

 
3.5 lbs. Buffalo ShanksWild Idea Buffalo Buffalo Shanks
Bison bone-in shanks are great for the traditional Italian dish “Osso Bucco”. The marrow is also coveted as a delicacy and wonderful smeared on toast points. 4 bone in shanks / 3.5 lbs.

 
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/3-5-lbs-buffalo-shanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Soup BonesWild Idea Buffalo Soup Bones
We cut our soup bones from the shank. Excellent for making your own stock, or try roasting and serve the marrow with toast. Approx. 2 lbs.

 
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/soup-bones

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