Frugal winter salads

 

These are not so much recipes, as they are combinations of ingredients that you chose based  on what you have in hand-

Take two cups of raw or lightly steamed veggies such as:
cauliflower, broccoli, peas, green beans, steamed rutabagas, turnips, bok choi

Mix with one or two cups of cooked beans: garbanzos (also called chickpeas), lentils, kidney beans, black turtle beans, white navy beans

Add one or two cups of raw vegetables, diced or shredded. Choose from:
turnips (should be grated) celery, onion, green pepper, carrot, parsley, basil leaves, tomato, radishes, sprouts (bean or lentil are tasty), jicama

Marinade in any well seasoned oil and vinegar dressing- from half an hour to overnight. If the cooked components are hot to begin with, they will absorb the flavor more. Add the raw vegetables later.

Oil and vinegar dressing:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, or even lemon juice
herbs to taste (garlic, basil, tarragon, salt, pepper, celery seed, oregano, dry mustard, thyme- you choose)

Shake well

sweet and sour dressing
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 t. dry mustard
1/4 t. paprika
1/4 t. salt
1/2 cup oil

parsley, optional

Put all ingredients except oil in a jar with a lid. Let stand fifteen minutes. Add oil, screw on lid, and shake very well. Child until ready to serve, shaking again before serving.

OR:

Or combine red cabbage wedges, diced apples, brown sugar, vinegar, and season to taste- saute lightly or bake just until limp.

OR:

Combine diced apples, chopped celery, and mix with a dab of mayo or salad dressing, add walnuts if you have them

OR:

Carrot raisin salad

This entry was posted in cookery, frugalities. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>