How would you feel about a thread about salads called "Salad Days"?



Give me some salad recipes please or even just something that disproportionately turns a bland salad into up something pretty jazzy.

Prizes to whoever says “lettuce”.*

*no actual prize


Favourite treat items in a salad:

Blue cheese
Cranberries (dried)


Basically anything to make it not really a boring salad


this is what I’m talking about



Arrange on the side of the plate. Scrape into bin uneaten at the end of the meal.


Got a nice recipe for a warm salad - fry chick peas and mushrooms in a pan, add harissa, then when it’s cooked mix it in a bowl with spinach leaves, cherry tomatoes and feta


Might go a street salad at lunch


Warm salad = not a salad.




I’m not heating up the leaves, the leaves are cold, it’s still a salad. Is a chicken caesar salad not a salad if the chicken’s warm?


Next big thing? Not a salad.


Actually I don’t think I care about this enough


Shirazi Salad. I can’t find the exact recipe online but it’s something like this:

one whole cucumber (remove the watery bits from the middle)
4-6 vine tomatoes (remove pips)
one red onion
Juice of one lemon
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
100g pomegranate seeds
1tsp sumac.

  1. chop the cucumber, tomatoes and onion very finely - 5mm chunks or thereabouts
  2. mix together in a bowl with the lemon juice, salt and pepper
  3. lay out on a shallow serving dish
  4. sprinkle the pomegranate seeds on top, and then the sumac on top of that.

The chopping is a bit of a faff but it’s worth the effort.

Cucumber seeds

here’s what I make

roast some chunks of sweet potato in olive oil, maybe roast some brocoli too

then mix it all up with a mustardy dressing with cherry toms, some salad leave and some smoked mackerel .



I think we need a definitive statement of what a salad is before we continue with this thread.

Bag of mixed nuts = salad?
Cold chips = salad?


Alright Julian Slade


Roast vegetables = not a salad.


Not a salad
Not as a lad
No ta, salad


blame dis search not me (even though I didn’t search)


that’s just like your opinion maaaan