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Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007, 11:10 am
zil:

Hmmm... this community is kind of quiet, but maybe enough people are paying attention that you can still give me some good advice. I keep getting salad mix in my boxes, and I am so tired of salad.... With the weather changing I find myself seeking out more comfort foods and cold salad just doesn't appeal so much anymore.

I've done the warm goat cheese idea (extremely delicious, but goat cheese is so expensive here!) and tried throwing in things like chicken and almonds, but I feel like I'm out of ideas. Can anyone suggest something interesting to do with salad mix? Maybe something to make it feel a little more substantial?

Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
magid

I toss some greens on the plate with hot fish/poultry, or into pasta just before serving, so they're lightly wilted.

When it's colder out, I find I still like salad if there's a bit more substance to it, so not only chicken and mango and tomatoes with a basil-y dressing over the greens, but also garlic croutons. Or bits of sauteed sweet potato, or some other starchy bits.

Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
zil

Do you find that most greens hold up to being wilted nicely? I can't identify most of what is in this mix so I wasn't sure if it would wilt well.

Mmm, your salad ideas sound lovely. That's definitely heartier. I think the addition of a more basic starch would make it more substantial. Thanks! :)

Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
magid

Straight lettuces I'd be a bit wary of wilting much, but things like arugula, spinach, mizuna, baby bok choi, and so on are fine.

(In the autumn I'm all about the starches :-) Other nice starches could be cubed winter squash, wedges of boiled potatoes, barley, other cooked grains, beans, and so on.)

Wed, Oct. 31st, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
zil

I think I will go for it, because they mostly look more like spinach and arugula type things. If it turns out weird, at least I'll have learned something! Besides, there's a ton of it, so I'll have plenty more to do something else with if it doesn't work.