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Updated November 27, 2014 at 4:23 AM
Created January 23, 2014 at 10:58 PM

So I'm eating salads again and would like to know what sort of easy, quick, relatively painless yet delectable and nutritious salads you guys like to prepare. Fire off!

And hey: if you want to offer a complicated, convoluted salad recipe I won't shoot you in the head, but maybe just the leg.

JK of course, any salad is a good salad.

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598 · January 26, 2014 at 7:02 AM

I've been in the same boat; reduced fiber and all but quit salads for about two months. Right now I'm on the rebound and seeing if I have any clear ill effects from adding back in lots of greens. The main attraction is the micronutrients. Pretty high microniturients-to-insoluble fiber ratio. We'll see if it blocks me up again all else kept constant (plenty of fat, gelatin, ferments, and starches)....

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0 · January 26, 2014 at 5:32 AM

This sounds like the way I am conforming to Paleo, so I must be doing something right. Glad to know someone else is dong the same thing. Thank you for sharing. :)

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1262 · January 25, 2014 at 4:50 PM

But right now it is too cold to have broccoli in the garden. Only collards and kale survive, even with hoop houses. And asparagus is a four weeks window in April-May, same for Brussels sprouts in fall. Once I retire to Zone 9b, sure, lots of winter broccoli. But even then, I will grow amaranth, malabar spinach, fava greens, purslane, lettuce, radicchio, cabbage and chard. These are all competitive in some health respects. Do not forget the medicinal part of veggies, either.

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208 · January 25, 2014 at 6:46 AM

Roasted broccoli, asparagus, Brussel sprouts and similar veggies will provide that as well.

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208 · January 25, 2014 at 6:45 AM

First day for me without salad in a very long time. Going to stay off the leaves for a few weeks and see what happens.

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1262 · January 25, 2014 at 3:35 AM

The greens are there because they have higher vitamin C, K1, calcium, magnesium, and folacin than starchy veggies. Well dressed with olive oil, and with a steak side dish, they are filling enough. I partially agree, though, and over the years I have gone to more starchy, less greens. But the most desirable part of the starchy veggies is the fermentable fiber anyway.

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5650 · January 25, 2014 at 2:14 AM

i'm the same, sam. i cut out greens a while ago. in my opinion, they are purposeless for humans. very little calories and all fiber. i had to eat so much to be full and then i would be super constipated from all the bulk. they certainly don't travel through the digestive track easily.

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598 · January 24, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Yeah I really need to try my hand at potato salad. I love the stuff but can't buy it pre-made anymore because it's almost always choc full of soy oil or something. Definitely going to try arugala. I need more folate in my diet and that one is high in it.

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5650 · January 24, 2014 at 3:30 AM

that potato salad sounds interesting. i'm gonna look that up.

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0 · January 26, 2014 at 5:55 AM

I buy the organic pre-washed greens from earthbound. Their 50/50 spinach/spring mix + left over turkey, tomato, onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper BOOM awesome salad. Add feta for extra awesome.

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0 · January 25, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Not sure of your definition of convoluted, but with a little prep once a week, most any salad is pretty fast to throw together( maybe 10 minutes). Most of that time is spent whisking up the dressing - which is usually the ingredient that makes or breaks it. Myself, I always have hard-boiled eggs in the fridge, and cleaned, torn-up lettuce in gallon bags. If we have chicken for dinner, I always cook extra for salads. Since starting Paleo, I have also had avocados constantly on hand. Cold roasted chicken, a hard-boiled egg, and some avocado slices mixed with a couple cups of romaine lettuce (mild and buttery so it's a variety even kids will usually eat) with a quick basic dressing of 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar, 2 tsp of dijon mustard, and I add a tsp of raw honey when I want to "splurge" with the sugar--that is my definition of an easy comfort salad. My other alternate is just a pile of baby spinach with liberal amounts of hot bacon dressing.

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0 · January 26, 2014 at 5:32 AM

This sounds like the way I am conforming to Paleo, so I must be doing something right. Glad to know someone else is dong the same thing. Thank you for sharing. :)

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208 · January 24, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Organic if possible, green leaf lettuce is still pretty good in Oregon, crisp and fresh. Add cukes, carrots, tomatoes, blue cheese & avocado. Some beets are also good. I dress it with mustard (10g), EVO (10g) and Balsamic (50g). Pretty simple. . .

However I'm not so sure salads are doing much for me beyond filling me up. I'm reading too much info and now thinking of going with more fermented veggies and cooked veggies instead of bulk fiber.

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1262 · January 25, 2014 at 3:35 AM

The greens are there because they have higher vitamin C, K1, calcium, magnesium, and folacin than starchy veggies. Well dressed with olive oil, and with a steak side dish, they are filling enough. I partially agree, though, and over the years I have gone to more starchy, less greens. But the most desirable part of the starchy veggies is the fermentable fiber anyway.

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598 · January 26, 2014 at 7:02 AM

I've been in the same boat; reduced fiber and all but quit salads for about two months. Right now I'm on the rebound and seeing if I have any clear ill effects from adding back in lots of greens. The main attraction is the micronutrients. Pretty high microniturients-to-insoluble fiber ratio. We'll see if it blocks me up again all else kept constant (plenty of fat, gelatin, ferments, and starches)....

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5650 · January 25, 2014 at 2:14 AM

i'm the same, sam. i cut out greens a while ago. in my opinion, they are purposeless for humans. very little calories and all fiber. i had to eat so much to be full and then i would be super constipated from all the bulk. they certainly don't travel through the digestive track easily.

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1262 · January 24, 2014 at 1:44 AM

This time of year is tough for salads. Store greens are inedible. I use a jar of sprouts or half a tray of shoots, and depending on their size I dress them with olive oil/dry cherry/apple cider vinegar vinaigrette (say, sunflower shoots), or just OO/ACV (alfalfa). Broccoli or fenugreek, they get vinaigrette diluted with ACV. Otherwise it is an endless succession of grated beets, daikon, carrot or turnip, sliced cabbage, mixed in some form (say carrot and cabbage) and always dressed with olive oil and vinegar.

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41544 · January 24, 2014 at 1:27 AM

I like simple arugula salads with a dijon dressing (mayo, dijon, vinegar, salt/pepper, honey). I don't care for most other greens - lettuces are bleh. Baby kale is good if you can find it.

Turkish/Arab/Jerusalem salads are good too. Essentially a chopped salad of cucumber and tomato with various mix-ins depending on the name/recipe.

Russian salad is a potato salad with some ham and egg. (Think resistant starch!)

Thai cuisine has a number of very tasty salads. You can make a cold version of pad thai, or green papaya salad (som tam).

Just some ideas, google them to find recipes.

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5650 · January 24, 2014 at 3:30 AM

that potato salad sounds interesting. i'm gonna look that up.

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598 · January 24, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Yeah I really need to try my hand at potato salad. I love the stuff but can't buy it pre-made anymore because it's almost always choc full of soy oil or something. Definitely going to try arugala. I need more folate in my diet and that one is high in it.

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5650 · January 24, 2014 at 12:27 AM

well, you didn't specify what kind of salad but i've been making a great tuna salad

1 can tuna in olive oil, tbsp of dijon mustard, 2 tbsp sauerkraut, 1 hardboiled egg, and fish sauce. mash all that up and eat. this is so freaking good. i'm sure you could put this on leafy greens if you wanted but i don't eat green veggies so i just have it on its own.

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