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What type of salad/food is your favorite in the Summer months? Multiple choice.

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Beetroot spring onion grated carrot coleslaw

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Tunbury41

Do you have these on the side or mixed in with other food? :-)

All on a plate together just lately it’s all we’ve been eating with different protein and carbs

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MMurt in reply to Tunbury41

Do you cook raw beetroot or buy the supermarket vinegar dipped or other

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Tunbury41 in reply to MMurt

I buy the cooked beetroot not in vinegar

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Midori in reply to Tunbury41

I add cubes of Feta or hard goats cheese to that beetroot salad!

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Midori

I add feta to some salads when we have it in the house. :-)

We generally have a mixture of salad type of ‘ingredients.’ This includes lettuce, tomatoes, spring onions, beetroot, cucumber. A bit boring I know but I guess all those could go into a salad bowl and mixed around with a salad dressing.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Biomet

This sounds good and helps add to a big salad idea. It's not boring at all, Biomet. Sometimes, I use leftover vegetables and other items to mix into salads, too. :-)

We have these too, and radishes, really pleased the other day as everything apart from the beetroot ( which is not ready yet) was from the garden. I felt proud of myself.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to RosemaryandParsley

How long does it usually take to have beetroot growing if planted at home? :-)

It sort of depends how big you want them, small about eight weeks, up to twelve weeks for larger. You can also use the thinnings as micro greens

Cucumber and tomato salad with crisp lettuce, thinly sliced red onion, a few croutons and home made dressing (standard 2 - 1 oil and vinegar, a drizzle of balsamic and Splenda granules to counteract the sharpness).

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Nugger in reply to Catmad10

Same but with, avocado, any kind of berries, mixed seeds, full fat Greek yogurt,feta cheese, chia seed, olives, olive oil, vinegar & a little saltA little crispy bacon chopped up or smoked mackerel ect

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Catmad10 in reply to Nugger

That sounds like a filling and delicious meal. I sometimes add fresh chopped chilli to give it a kick plus cashew nuts for crunch. Then either jacket potato or a portion of protein like chicken or tuna. I do like to add a lot of dressing.

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Nugger in reply to Catmad10

Sounds a lot but it’s not, like to grate fresh ginger on it too if I have it!

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Catmad10

This sounds good. Do you have this for lunch or dinner? :-)

Whenever I feel like it, sometimes even for breakfast or supper 🤪

I don't have salads as a rule, but include half an avocado, pepper, cucumber and a whole lot of lettuce in my lunchtime feta cheese and kefir sandwich (between wholemeal low sugar bread). With so much salad it can occasionally be embarrassing to eat in public!

I really dont much like salad at all,I eat tomatoes and occasionally cucumber and coleslaw.

We enjoy salmon prawns feta roast turkey fillet steak carbs could be pasta jacket potatoes jersey potatoes

Plus watercress, onion, carrot, coleslaw, boiled egg and cheese shavings.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Trishe

This sounds great for either a salad or on the side. We had coleslaw last night with our dinner. :-)

I live in Wales, we hardly have a Summer.

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Midori in reply to Eryl

Getting one this year!

Ceasar Salad

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Luna_Child

Sounds good. What do you have with the Ceasar salad, Luna_Child? :-)

I have some croutons, a bit of cheese and lite dressing. Delicious 😋

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Luna_Child

Sounds great! What light dressing do you have mixed in/on top? 😀👍

Italian

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Luna_Child

That’s a nice flavor for salad.😀👍

It really is good. I've been eating them everynight. It's just so hot a nice cool crisp salad tastes good. 😊

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Luna_Child

I enjoy having a salad either as a side dish or as the main part of a meal each night, if possible. 😀👍

Activity2004 and let me add absolutely no bread.

I also add chopped apple, celery and walnuts to make a sort of Waldorf salad, I use either a mixture of yogurt and creme fraiche or lightest of light mayonnaise. Balsamic vinegar and virgin olive oil makes a wonderful dressing.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to kitchengardener2

This is a great idea. I haven't had Waldorf salad in a while. May have one with dinner either tonight or later this week coming up. :-)

Avocado, beetroot and three bean salad with mixed leaves (watercress, spinach and rocket), I like to have smoked mackerel with salad too.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to HKAnne

This sounds great with salad and smoked mackerel. Will have to find some time to do a new batch of homemade 3 bean salad for the side soon. :-)

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HKAnne in reply to Activity2004

I use the tinned 3 bean salad in vinaigrette.

I like a plate of fruit - bananas, grapes, apples, pineapple, and melons. And add some walnuts!

My favourite salad mix is either apple, red onion, red cabbage, lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes with home made mustard vinaigrette or coleslaw made with apple, onion, white cabbage, red peppers, carrots and mayonnaise.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to MTCee

This sounds like a great salad. How many servings does the recipe serve? 😀👍

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MTCee in reply to Activity2004

It’s highly variable depending on how hungry me and my hubby are that day and how much salad veg I’ve picked from my growing area and greenhouse. At the moment my Japanese cucumbers are nearly ready to pick and I’m looking forward to some simple Greek style salads made with the super crunchy cucumbers.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to MTCee

Cucumbers on a salad are one of my favorite things to do with cucumbers. Our neighbor grew and gave us some leftover home-grown cucumbers a while back and I had them added to a side salad. They were very delicious. :-)

Sweetcorn with mixed sliced peepers & red onion. Add tuna & mayo to taste.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to fitbitfan

Tuna sounds good to add to the salad and sweet corn. I like having tuna mixed in salad. 😀👍

We have salad leaves,avocado,mixed beans,beetroot cooked with herbs.Peppers I cook in oven with spices and herbs try to vary salads,

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Blackcat1M

These sound like a great idea for a dinner salad option. Do you do salad once or more times a week? :-)

Nearly everyday even hubby likes them,occasionally I will do potatoe salad with herbs and turmeric,garlic and ginger

My favorite type of salad is tomato and cucumber plus I like creating my own as I like to add in spring onions , colorful peppers ( red, green and yellow), pomegranate seeds and pineapple chunks with beetroot and sometimes an apple. Most important you have to have a hard boiled egg on top, completes it.

I could eat salad for an entire week as I find it so refreshing to have in the summer plus any time of year salad isn't just for the summer. What I love about salads are that they are so nice and light to have, bright and colorful (as it is about the color) and easy to make.

I really enjoyed taking part in this survey as I really enjoy my salads, looking forward to your next poll.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Lotus-Blossom

Hi Lotus-Blossom,

Thank you for saying that about the poll/survey. Glad you're able to participate with the rest of us, too. :-)

Yes, salad of all types is very healthy, and I plan to have one tonight with hummus and other items on the side with dinner. :-)

Hi Thank you again for mentioning me. Your dinner sounds really lovely. I hope you enjoyed it.

Looking forward to your next poll/survey. 😀

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Lotus-Blossom

Thank you! It was really good last night.

The next poll is going to be posted this weekend.😀👍

Can't wait.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Lotus-Blossom

The new poll is up.😀👍 Enjoy!😀👍🍒🥗

Watermelon feta mint. So delicious.

i love ham salad with humus & a gazpacho starter

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to horseygirl_0103

Those all sound great together, horseygirl_0103. I haven't had gazpacho in a while, but plan on having hummus and a salad tonight for dinner. :-)