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is fruit in salad bad and wrong?

Orange and avocado is awesome
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Stawberries and balsamic make me cream my pants
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i'll give both a try
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eeew, thats wrong
1 (9.1%)

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Voting closed: December 12, 2010, 09:31:45 pm

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Fruit in savoury salads
« on: October 13, 2010, 09:31:45 pm »
me and badge are mid culinary argument about putting sweet fruit in salad, i especially would like to get LMNO and ECH opinion on this.

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Re: Fruit in savoury salads
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 10:53:24 pm »
My step mother occasionally puts apples or pears into a salad.
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Re: Fruit in savoury salads
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 11:50:37 pm »
not only OK, but pretty much essential if you want the salad to be anything other than boring rabbit food. My favorite is baby spinach and spring greens with pears, candied walnuts, and either goat cheese or stilton. Almost any vinaigrette will work for it but a blueberry or raspberry vinaigrette works really well.

ETA: I had versions of that salad at both my pizzeria and the restaurant I was cheffing at before I took my current job an it was by far the best-selling salad at both places.
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Re: Fruit in savoury salads
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 11:53:05 pm »
basically, if the salad is composed of any sort of interesting greens (IOW, not iceberg lettuce or romaine), it needs a sweet component to balance out the light bitterness of the greens, and fruit works really well for that in addition to providing some color and texture.
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Re: Fruit in savoury salads
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 04:02:31 am »
Fruit goes really well with savory salads.
I also agree with pears/apples and stilton with walnuts. We put that crap in our salads often. Oranges go good with ginger dressing, strawberries with vinaigrette, dried cranberries and walnuts, apricot bleu..

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Re: Fruit in savoury salads
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010, 04:03:16 am »
Roasted sweet cherries

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Re: Fruit in savoury salads
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010, 04:35:50 am »
The only fruit in salads I loathe is those canned mandarin oranges. To me, everything about them is offensive.
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Re: Fruit in savoury salads
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2010, 04:43:47 am »
Fruits are good with everything.  :)

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Re: Fruit in savoury salads
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2010, 04:45:31 am »
Fruits are good with everything.  :)

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Re: Fruit in savoury salads
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2010, 04:48:11 am »
Fruits are good with everything.  :)

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Re: Fruit in savoury salads
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2010, 04:11:27 am »
basically, if the salad is composed of any sort of interesting greens (IOW, not iceberg lettuce or romaine), it needs a sweet component to balance out the light bitterness of the greens, and fruit works really well for that in addition to providing some color and texture.

For one, I like the taste of interesting greens and don't think they need balancing out.  For two, I prefer non-sweet fruits like tomatoes or bell peppers or avocado to add interest.  *shrug*
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Re: Fruit in savoury salads
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2010, 11:45:41 am »
I've had apples, strawberries, dried cranberries and watermelon in salad before. It's remarkably refreshing during the summer.
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Re: Fruit in savoury salads
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2010, 01:22:32 pm »
I had an arugula and micro green salad with pieces of plum and pumkin seeds with this plummy vinigerette (was really rather sweet) that was absolutely awesome at this lunch thing my company had me go to.  I've had the fruits mentioned here in a lot of different salads, but this was the first time I've ever had plum and mixed with the peppery arugula it was an amazing mix of flavors.
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Re: Fruit in savoury salads
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2010, 02:06:58 pm »
Black pepper on watermelon is better than it sounds.
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Re: Fruit in savoury salads
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2010, 02:24:07 pm »
Black pepper on watermelon is better than it sounds.

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