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June 24, 2008

About Salads

Filed under: PRODUCT INFO — mossagrow @ 4:50 am
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Where did salads originate?
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The answer to this question depends upon what you are referring to.   The ingredients and recipes depend upon what was available and its socio-cultural attitudes towards the ingredients (country, seasonal or non-seasonal, nutritional values, etc).

The Green Salad or Garden Salad is most often composed of vegetables, especially the leafy kind such as lettuce, spinach, spring onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, capsicum, mushrooms, carrots, celery, radishes, etc put together in a manner known as vegtabling.  The salad leaves are cut or torn into bite-sized fragments and tossed together, or maybe placed in a predetermined arrangement.  Other ingredients are sometimes added to salad to make it tastier ie hard boiled egg, sweetcorn, shrimps, cheese, etc.  Salads without any meat are known as dinner salad, whilst those which contain chunks of chicken or tuna, or slices of meat and salmon are usually referred to as the entree salads. These kind of salads are often served with a dressing.

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Fruit salads consists of various kinds of fruits, served either in their own juices or a syrup. A fruit salad can be served as an appetizer, a side-salad, or even as dessert.   When served as an appetizer or as a dessert, fruit salads are also commonly known as fruit cocktail.

Common types of salads =  Caesar Salad  ;  Chicken Salad  ;  Coleslaw  ;  Egg Salad  ;  Fruit Salad  ;  Pasta Salad  ;  Russian Salad  ;  Tuna Salad ;  Taco Salad and many others

Common types of dressings =  Balsamic Vinegar  ;  Caesar Dressing  ;  Mayonnaise or yoghurt based Dressing  ;  Bleu Cheese Dressing  ;  Russian Dressing  ;  Thousand Island Dressing  ;  Italian Dressing  ;  Vinaigrette and many others.

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June 20, 2008

Tropical Fruit Salad

Filed under: RECIPES — mossagrow @ 9:55 am
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Ingredients (for 6 servings)

2 cups (1-inch) cubed fresh pineapple
1 cup chopped peeled papaya or mango
1 cup sliced peeled kiwifruit (about 3 kiwifruits)
1 cip red seedless grapes
2/3 cup sliced carambola (starfruit) about 1/4 inch thick
1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Preparations
Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Chill at least 30 minutes. Combine honey and juice in a small bowl, and toss with fruit just before serving.

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