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Aug 19th, 2004, 11:31 PM
I wish i could bring some in here. I'm vegan for about 2(?) years now and all i can do is basic salad with lettuce and tomato and cucumber ... bla bla .. booooooooorrrrrrrrriiiiiiing:eek:

I need something refreshingly new.

Kiva Dancer
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:45 PM
I don't know if you're in US or not, but my favorite fixin's are:

bell peppers (capsicum)
arugula (rocket)
if you can get your hands on mixed greens in a bag, these are pretty good.
beetroot greens
any other kind of greens that you can eat raw
kale (chopped into veeery small bits)
roasted onions
sweet corn kernals
onions (green onions are good and so are red ones)
nutritional yeast
ranch dressing made from tofu
roasted, sliced beets
turnip slices/chunks
carrot or parsnip slices (partially roasted or fully roasted)
broccoli bits
cauliflower bits
avocado bits/slices
fresh parsley, fresh basil or fresh mint chopped up and added in

As you can tell, I love salads. To me, a salad is nothing more than a leafy excuse to eat more veggies. :D

Aug 20th, 2004, 05:40 AM
100% Raw Salad, a Balanced Meal in a Bowl

Spiralized Beets, both Red and Gold
Shredded Carrots and Yams
Baby Spinach
Mixed Baby Greens
Arugula, torn
Sprouted Pepitas
Thinly Sliced, marinated Red Onions (apple cider vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, Celtic Sea Salt)
Baby Plum Tomatoes
Sliced Young Spring Onions
Sunflower Seed Sprouts, Onion and Radish Sprouts
Chunked Haas Avocadoes
Sundried Black Olives
Sprouted Flax Crackers, Crumbled in at the last moment...

Here's the dressing:
1 bunch Basil, washed and stemmed
4 cloves garlic
1/3 c. sprouted sunflowerseeds
2 T. Tahini
2 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 T. Flax Oil
2 T. Hemp Seed Oil
3 Lemons, Juiced
1/4 c. Nutritional Yeast

Blend all and serve immediately!

Courtesy of Moi, The Kitchen Witch!

Aug 21st, 2004, 05:53 PM
For a fresh raw salad choose from the following (I usually have a pulse OR grain OR nut OR soy salad):

Lettuce / Spinach / Rocket / Watercress (excellent antioxidants and mineral source also got a nice peppery taste) ...

Tomato / Cherry tomatoes
Red pepper (sweeter than others)
Grated carrot
Raw cabbage
Raw or steamed broccoli florets and cauliflower
Sprouted beans (mung, aduki, chickpeas ...)
Onion / red onion (marinadeed in raspberry vinaigre with a little olive oil and sugar)
Beetroot (in Malt vinagre)
Sugar snap peas
Fresh peas from the pod
Fresh or cooked french beans chopped
Grated courgette (zucchini)
Raw or cooked mushrooms
Artichoke hearts (marinaded in garlic vinaigrette)

Exotic and healthy additions:
Avocado (or mashed avocado with tobasco red onion tomato and lime juice)
Sweet potato (cooked and chopped)
Roast pumpkin
Balsamic and cumin-roasted aubergine (eggplant)

Protein and carb and fat sources:
Sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, linseeds
Chopped raw or grilled or fried flavoured or natural tofu or tempeh
Tinned beans (chickpeas, kidney beans, butter beans ... or a mix of them all)
Cooked brown or mixed rice or pasta
Some coleslaw on the side (Grated cabbage, carrot and onion with vegan mayo and some vinegar and sugar to taste though I just use mayo)

Pure Balsamic vinaigre
Balsamic and orange oil vinaigrette
Lime and coriander in white wine vinaigre with olive oil and sugar to taste

Oh salads are indeed the Kings of all meals! I never get bored which is a good time as i eat them at east once a day!

Aug 22nd, 2004, 11:52 AM
I am totally NOT as interesting as these people! I eat loads of dhal, so I make a basic Indian style salad to go with it...and sorry for the boringism involved!

- 2 chopped tomatoes, 1 chopped cucumber, 1 chopped bunch of coriander and 1/2 chopped spring onions tossed in the juice of 1/2 lemon. Usually I am too lazy, but a sprinkling of ground cumin is nice, as is a little bit of chopped fennel or grated fresh ginger. Tonight I was going to add mango puree but I wasn't game. (Was hungry and didn't want to screw up dinner!)

Sep 25th, 2004, 03:23 PM
what is your favorite salad dressing?

mine is poppy seed :)

Sep 25th, 2004, 03:34 PM
I don't use salad dressing, but I need to make one for my Thanksgiving dinner salad. I have a recipe for sunflower seed dressing that I want to make. Has anyone ever had that?

Sep 25th, 2004, 08:02 PM
I make one with Tarragon, Raw Sunflower Seeds, Apple Cider Vinegar and Olive oil with a dash of Umeboshi Venegar and a Grinding of Fresh Pepper. It is good! :)

Sep 25th, 2004, 09:31 PM
OHHHH that sounds fabulous.
Myself: I really like Goddess dressing, Balsamic Vinegar and Red Wine Vinegrette. (not together obviously!)
I also like a red french dressing or just plain french which is what I tend to get when I have to eat out with the 'rents (since my dad is a steakhouse FREAK) and I usually end up with a nasty iceburg salad.

Oct 5th, 2004, 04:46 PM
I've never eaten carrot salad till now. I mixed grated carrots, raisins, toasted walnuts, a little maple syrup, cinnamon and cloves. It's so good.
What are others favorite salad recipes? I'm in the mood for fresh, raw foods lately except for the gingerbread I ate yesterday. :-)

Oct 5th, 2004, 07:13 PM
mmm carrot salad

Oct 27th, 2004, 08:47 PM
I will never again buy store bought salad dressing after making it myself for the first time. I know where the ingredients come from, I can alter it any way I like, and I can waste less! Today I made an italian dressing with tomato, basil, oregano, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt. It's really good. Does anyone else make their own?

Oct 27th, 2004, 10:22 PM
Yes. I make raw salad dressing a few times a week. It is really the best! :)

Northern Lights
Oct 28th, 2004, 10:27 AM
I enjoy that I can add what I like / remove what I disliked in future batches of dressing. The taste can be so different in a store bought dressing- almost seems 'old' to me, kinda stale.

I like it that it's way less expensive too! I suppose you could make expensive homemade dressings, but you'd have to work really hard to do so!

Oh! I also like that I don't have to have tons of bottles filling up the fridge. Or the landfill.

Oct 31st, 2004, 03:21 AM
I just made this dressing today and it's delicious!
Blend together:
2 stalks chopped celery
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
whatever personal proportions of:
black pepper
fresh basil

I also want something tomato based. I tried one recipe, but it didn't taste that great. Any suggestions?

Oct 31st, 2004, 03:35 AM
Here's one with honey listed as an ingredient, but I'm sure you can use another liquid sweetener:

Russian Salad Dressing
1 cup tomatoes (whole canned) or thick juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp paprika
1 small green onion OR 1 tsp onion powder
optional - 1 tsp horseradish powder
optional - 1 garlic clove

Blenderize until smooth, makes about 2 cups.
From: Ten Talents Cookbook by Frank and Rosalie Hurd

Nov 27th, 2004, 11:59 PM
does anyone have a recipe for salad dressing that is creamy that doesnt have tofu in it?

Nov 29th, 2004, 12:43 AM
I don't have a recipe, but soy milk would work for creaminess.

Nov 29th, 2004, 03:01 AM
I use cashews or tahini with olive and/or (a small amount of) flax oils to make "creamy" dressings.

Dec 28th, 2004, 05:05 PM
I like olive oil mixed with lemon. As basic as you can get:) Adding a little salt and peper is good too.

Dec 28th, 2004, 06:26 PM
For Christmas my mom made me a huge bottle of oil & vinegar with garlic dressing. Ain't she sweet. Simple and delicious.

Dec 28th, 2004, 06:49 PM
I usually use olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper, and dried mint for my own salad dressing. But you guys have some nice ideas that I might use!

Jun 27th, 2005, 11:32 PM
The closest I've gotten so far is Nasoya Vegi-Dressing, the Garden Herb flavor. But I'm not certain if this is really vegan or not. some info here (http://www.nasoya.com/nasoya/productFAQ.html)

The ingredients listed on the bottle say:
silken tofu (water, organic soybeans, lemon juice concentrate), sunflower and/or soybean oil, evaporated cane juice, vinegar, salt, mustard (distilled vinegar, salt, tumeric, spices), xanthan gum, spices, parsley flakes, minced onion, natural flavors. All non-GMO.

..I tried calling them but no luck yet...

Do any of y'all know about this product? Or a different product that would be a vegan option for a ranch salad dressing?

Jun 27th, 2005, 11:34 PM
That looks pretty vegan to me.

Jun 27th, 2005, 11:43 PM
i have a recipe for ranch dressing that is fabulous.

1 cup vegan mayonnaise
1 cup plain soy milk
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoon minced parsley
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

stir all together, place in container and let sit overnight. (you can add extra spices if u want to make it stronger) my family loves this ranch dressing and cant believe its vegan.