Spinach and Romaine Salad with Tamarind Citrus Dressing and Pappadams

29 08 2011
This recipe was also part of my exploration of Indian food. Usually Indian salads are more of a small side dish, but I was looking for something that was more like our American salads with an Indian twist. I found it in this Tamarind Citrus Dressing. The crummbled pappadums made an interesting twist to the typical slivered nuts and bacon found on a spinach salad.

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Tuna, Fennel, Avocado and Blood Orange Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

14 03 2010
I made this salad last night as the starter course to my meal. It makes a beautiful beginning to a dinner party. I discovered that my son really loves gourmet composed salads like this and the smoked trout salad I made last week. I will have to get more creative with salads in the future. I made this dish to use up a whole bunch of blood oranges I received in my weekly delivery of organic produce. This is also yummy with smoked salmon (hot smoked not cold) instead of the tuna. Read the rest of this entry »