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Onion salad goes wet and bitter

I've been going to this indian restaurant that makes this fantastic onion salad, which is essentially small cuts of white and red onion, cucumber, tomato, garnished with mint leaves, coriander leaves ...
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How to get rid of goitrogens from goitrogenic foods without cooking?

Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, broccolini, cauliflower, mustard greens, kale, turnips, and collard greens contain goitrogens. Is there a way to get rid of these ...
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Alternatives to massaging fresh kale?

I plan on making a raw kale salad for a large group and was wondering if there is another technique besides massaging it with my hands, which will likely get sore after breaking down a large quantity ...
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Lemon juice and kale/green leaf lettuce salad produces a very horseradish-y taste and smell

This is the strangest thing I've ever experienced with food. I have a salad, a kale and green leaf lettuce salad, sprinkled with lemon juice. As I'm eating it, when the lemon juice and kale leaves ...
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Name of the sauce/salad eaten with roast dinners up north UK

Its a sauce that contains lettuce and vinegar to eat with roast dinner and can be eaten with chips and cold meat in Newcastle, UK.
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What are the pros/cons of serving the salad dish before/after the main dish?

I have noticed that most people in the US serve the salad course before the main dinner course. However, my Italian relatives and my boyfriend's Italian relatives serve the salad course after the main ...
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macaroni salad, potato salad, tuna salad excess moisture

When I make potato salad, macaroni salad, tuna salad, and sometimes ham salad, it seems like there's always a puddle of excess liquid at the bottom of the storage container the next day. Does anyone ...
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How to thicken garlic dressing

Nineteen times out of twenty when I make a salad dressing from olive oil, salt, dill, garlic and apple cider vinegar, blended in a pint measuring cup with an electric powered hand mixer, it comes out ...
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How oil changes the taste of salads?

Almost every salad recipes I've read needs some oil. What's its effect on vegetables? How does it change the flavor? If oil is not used for the taste, why is it necessary for salads?
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Bottling salad dressing with fruit [duplicate]

I'm considering bottling salad dressing but I'm not sure of the shelf life. The ingredients for some are - prunes (or figs), lemon, olive oil, ginger, garlic and water and possibly some xanthan gum. ...
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What is the shelf life of my home made coleslaw dressing?

I made about a gallon of dressing today from Kraft mayo, apple cider vinegar, and sugar. What is the shelf life of this? Also, what is the shelf life of balsamic vinegar, salad oil, garlic, honey, ...
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What is this sandwich-salad dish?

I found this open-faced sandwich-like creation in several French-style bakeries in East Asia. The bottom is a narrow piece of toast. On top of this toast the dish is a bit like a salad. This salad ...
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Which parts of a spring onion should I use in a pasta salad?

The recipe I've got (Commonsense cooking, page 211) for a pasta salad lists spring onion (green onion/scallions) as an ingredient, but doesn't say which part to use. Should I be using the long, ...
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What fruits have a low sugar content?

I like to make fruit salads for desert. However, a few people I know can't eat that much sugar, so I would like to create a fruit salad which has a low sugar content. Typically, as a base for the ...
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Squeezing excess water from seaweed

I was making seaweed salad for the first time tonight and had just finished soaking my wakame for some time. I rinsed it and put it in a colander, but just couldn't squeeze out very much water. The ...
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What is the closest substitute for the cheese in urnebes?

Urnebes is a Serbian salad that contains cheese. Searching for recipes for said salad, I noticed that there are a lot of difference in the chosen cheese. Some say feta, some say cottage cheese, some ...
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Salad ingredients: how to pick them at the market?

I often make salads with lettuce and a few vegetables (perhaps some of carrot, celery, bell pepper, cucumber, tomato, green beans, snap peas). I can plan the ingredients before I go to the grocery ...
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What is the difference between a wilted salad and a massaged salad?

What is the general difference between preparations and use cases of a wilted salad compared to a massaged salad? As many wilted salad recipes call for warm dressing, does this mean the wilted salad ...
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Why must potato salad be placed in the refrigerator before serving?

Many recipes for potato salad state that one should place the salad in the refrigerator after preparing. Some recipes state that one hour is enough. Others ask for several hours. Some recipes even ...
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What is the cellular activity behind massaged greens?

Most recipes I have seen and used call for greens (kale, chard, collard, turnip, beet, etc) to be massaged in salt and/or lemon juice (or other acidic liquid) for 3-5 minutes, resulting in a dense ...
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Is it worth tearing lettuce for salad?

I have read that cut lettuce is more likely to brown on the edges than torn lettuce. The stated reasoning is that the lettuce leaves will tear between cell boundaries whereas if they are cut the cells ...
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How should I layer the ingredients in a taco salad?

When making taco salad, I often run into problems: If the beans or sour cream come in contact with the tortilla chips, the chips will become soggy. If the cheese comes in contact with hot ...
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How can you prevent the lettuce from wilting if covered with something hot?

If I want to make a shrimp salad, I put the lettuce and other raw vegetables on the plate, cook the shrimps and put them on the veggies. However, after a minute or so, the lettuce becomes soft, like ...
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Why is there sugar in a seven-layer salad?

I just discovered the existence of the seven-layer salad. It looks nice to me, but when I was looking for recipes, one thing caught my eye: all recipes that I came across added 1 to 2 tablespoons of ...
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How do I prevent tomatoes from falling in a green salad?

When making a green salad, I have taken to grating carrots instead of dicing them so they will mix better with the leaves. I can't grate tomatoes. No matter how small I dice them (short of pureeing) ...
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How long would you keep this Caesar dressing?

My Caesar dressing contains the following: mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, fresh ground pepper. How long do you think I should I keep it before I pitch ...
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Benefits of vinaigrette vs. pouring oil and vinegar separately on salad?

I was reading Essentials of classic Italian cooking by Marcella Hazan where I noticed she first pours a lot of olive oil to "protect the salad" from the vinegar as it prevents the acid from doing its ...
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Salads that are made of tomatoes, onion, chilli, coriander, salt and lemon

Recently I've been making salads that are made of tomatoes, onion, chilli, coriander, salt and lemon. Then, I eat them with bread. I have no idea where this recipe is coming from. Do you have any ...
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Making Subway-like salads at home w/ zero work

I often buy salads at Subway because I'm lazy. However, I'm also cheap, and Subway's markup on salads is quite high. I want to buy items at a supermarket and simply mix them together to make a ...
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Salad onions — any way to make them sweet but not soft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I tone down the intensity of raw onion? I like the taste of caramelized onions (I think Ruhlman's book had mentioned it was removing or changing the sulfur), but ...
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Advice on preparing/incorporating sprouts in salads?

Alfalfa/Bean sprouts can have a strong taste or they are too firm to chew on easily. I tried adding salt or salty ingredients with some success to soften the sprouts and reduce bitterness. What is ...
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What fruit pair well with spinach?

What fruit pair well with spinach? This is for a cold spinach-based salad rather than cooked spinach, but I'd be interested in warm spinach too.
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Fruit salad with tomatoes

In a recent trip to my local supermarket with the intention of purchasing items for a fruit salad, I picked up some oranges, bananas, lemons, grapefruit, and a few other select fruits. This got me ...
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What is the critical ratio of eggs to potatoes between an egg salad and a potato salad?

It's probably not a one to one ratio. Do you have any suggestions?
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How can I cook the perfect potato for a potato salad?

I have never managed to cook the perfect potato when making a potato salad. The potato tends to either be too mushy or it is too crunchy depending on if I over cook or under cook. I never seem to be ...
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How do I incorporate cucumbers into cole slaw?

I am entertaining the idea of making a spicy (apple cidar vinegar, sriracha,etc) cole slaw and am looking to temper the heat a bit with cucumber. Is the best option to slice in long strips? Is so, ...
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What is the fastest way to cook a Meat Salad?

Meat salad is made with large sized sausages, chopped into thin pieces like carrots or cucumber; then steamed and fried a bit, then served together with regular salad stuffs. Looking to specific ...
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How should chicken breasts for a chicken salad be cooked?

Most of the recipes I've seen for Chicken Salad simply call for "cooked chicken". ...okay, but how? Should I bake it? Blanch it? Sautee it? Grill it? What is the preferred way to cook Chicken ...
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What's the best pasta, and cooking approach, for making pasta salad?

I love the pasta salad you can buy in shops and would love to be able to make something comparable. The part that I love the most is the dense, thick pasta that comes in these salads. When I try to ...
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what is the purpose of adding oil to balsamic vinaigrette slowly?

I've been making a lot of vinaigrette dressing lately. Julia Child and Emeril both say that you need to mix up everything but the olive oil, then add the olive oil in slowly (ideally drop by drop) ...
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What is the name of the middle eastern salad containing Tomato and Cucumber?

Not sure if there is an proper name, had it in Israel but have seen it (or similar variations) in Moroccan restaurants (in the US). Comprised of primarily diced cucumbers and tomatoes, that have been ...
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What's a good nondairy substitute for parmesan/grana padano as a salad-topper?

I'm making a salad that's quite bitter (endives, radicchio, arugula, with a lemon vinaigrette dressing). Normally this salad has peeled grana padano on top of it, which cuts the bitterness, but my ...
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What can I substitute for Mayonnaise in a traditional potato salad?

I wanted to make a Potato Salad that was going to be exposed to fairly extreme heat during an upcoming picnic and wanted to make sure it wouldn't spoil as quickly as it does sometimes. Is there ...
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Alternatives to serve with a tomato salad

This weekend we are making a Tomato and Chorizo salad. The recipie suggests serving it with goats cheese and ham, but we don't really fancy that. We are trying to think of alternatives to serve it ...
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Types of vinegars used for salads

I was told by someone that rice vinegar was not suitable to be used in a salad dressing. Can only certain types of vinegars be used for salads?