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Re: Salads without lettuce

@sidsmom@My worry is that they stop planting romaine and plant other lettuce there

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@sidsmom@Yes you are right but I just don’t want to take food safety chances.I have several friends in Canada who grow all-of their own fruits,vegetables and nuts and berries to be safe from contamination.I don’t have the yard for that...too shady.

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I don't quite understand why you would cook vegetables and then put them into a cold salad. I'm not a big lettuce fan except for the small Butter lettuce heads, so making a salad with just fresh (not cooked) veggies such as cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, asparagus, zucchini, summer squash, broccoli, carrots, always appeals to me, along with a zesty Italian dressing or a home made ranch dressing. If you want the "greens", try some fresh spinach leaves or a cabbage if you don't want lettuce.

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@jannabelle wrote:

I don't quite understand why you would cook vegetables and then put them into a cold salad. I'm not a big lettuce fan except for the small Butter lettuce heads, so making a salad with just fresh (not cooked) veggies such as cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, asparagus, zucchini, summer squash, broccoli, carrots, always appeals to me, along with a zesty Italian dressing or a home made ranch dressing. If you want the "greens", try some fresh spinach leaves or a cabbage if you don't want lettuce.


I think that cooking food can kill ecoli so that is why I thought it would be safer to consume

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Just eat everything you usually eat on a salad, but no lettuce (Romaine or Iceberg). Top with dressing, bacon bits, cheese and croutons or whatever.

 

I have problems with lettuce of any kind, so that's how I eat a salad. 😊 ❤ 😊 

 

 I love broccoli salad. 😊 

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@jannabelle wrote:

I don't quite understand why you would cook vegetables and then put them into a cold salad. I'm not a big lettuce fan except for the small Butter lettuce heads, so making a salad with just fresh (not cooked) veggies such as cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, asparagus, zucchini, summer squash, broccoli, carrots, always appeals to me, along with a zesty Italian dressing or a home made ranch dressing. If you want the "greens", try some fresh spinach leaves or a cabbage if you don't want lettuce.


Some vegetable are easier to eat when they have been steamed lightly.  You should not cook them to the mushy stage.they should still be a little crunchy.

 

I have been eating forms of cooked vegetable in salads all of my life.  It is normal to me.

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Im glad to see this thread! I just posted in the Romaine Scare and asked about any good salads without lettuce!  Smiley Happy

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@Barbarainnc wrote:

Just eat everything you usually eat on a salad, but no lettuce (Romaine or Iceberg).


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The November 20, 2018 CDC Alert is for Romaine only.

Iceberg lettuce is OK.

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Great thread for those of us who love both vegtables and salads.