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Sensual Salads

Updated on October 8, 2013

Salads - More Than Rabbit Food

A sensual salad - well why not? Try these recipes for something new. Salads don't have to be just a plate of greens with a boring dressing with the right recipe they can be so much more. They can be a real experience, and with the right additions, a lovely sensual experience.

Since St Paddies day is coming up, salads are also a good healthy accompaniment with green beer and an alternative to pea soup or green eggs and ham. Don't know if you have tried the green eggs and ham, but it looks pretty disgusting; here, take a look. http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Green-Eggs-_-Ham-Reci...

There are so many things you can add to a salad in order to make it more interesting and, for those who usually don't like salads, more palatable. The addition of certain foods will make you salad a sensual experience for two.

As well as a little excitement (which is good for your heart), eating salad greens is also good for your health. The antioxidants and folate in green vegetables help fight heart disease and the potassium helps lower blood pressure.

Read on for sensual salad recipes; one of which is sure to tempt you and your flame.

Sensual Ingredients You Can Use in Your Salad

These items are specifically thought to help out with a romantic mood so include them in your next recipe for a salad.

Arugula - Arugula is a wonderful spring tonic - awakening your body's health in general. It has a nice nippy flavour for salads.

Asparagus - High is vitamin E which stimulates certain hormones

Avocado - Many believe that this fruit brings on romantic feelings and this belief goes back to the Mayans. Avocados do contain phytochemical glutathione which neutralize the free radicals that cause heart disease and cancer.

Basil - Believed to awaken romantic feelings and certainly a wonderful flavour in a salad.

Berries - Blueberries, Raspberries, Salmon berries, and Strawberries are all high in anti-oxidants which lead to general good health and heart health. They are lovely on top of a salad.

Cayenne Pepper - Great ingredient for a fiery salad dressing. Cayenne Pepper also increases blood flow.

Celery - Contains androsterone which is a pheromone so the scent of celery could cause romantic feelings. Great for your health and waistline too.

Chocolate - Of course, chocolate is known to be a mild stimulant. Much as it is a favourite though, its just not that good on salad.

Figs - The ripe, not dried ones are thought to be sensual. They are very nice in a fruit salad or even in small pieces on a green salad.

Flowers - There is nothing like fresh edible flowers to increase the romantic appeal of a salad. Try nasturtium (peppery), marigold petals, lavender, borage, squash flowers, chive flowers, pinks and rose petals.

Garlic - Garlic has a zesty flavour and also contains allicin which increases blood flow.

Mustard - Mustard and other brassicas will heat up your blood. Must be the spicy taste.

Oysters - Oysters contain flavanoids which we all know evoke closeness. Roasted oysters can actually be very nice on a salad.

Scapes - These are the shoots that come up from the garlic bulb in the spring. You usually plant garlic in the fall and the spring first leaves appear and then the flower stalk. This stalk, or shoot is called a scape. When it starts to get a bit of a bud at the top snap or cut it off. You use it just like green onions or scallions but it has a nice garlic flavour. Scapes also contain allicin which increases blood flow.

Squash Seeds - These have been thought to be good for sensuality in the past. Not sure why but pumpkin seeds are very nice on a salad.

Totally Green Salad Recipe- With Lettuce

Ingredients:

mixed lettuce greens – I like to use a bag of ready to go greens or one of the buttercrunch heads – which ever looks fresher

green onion – two sliced really fine

green pepper – sliced in long slivers

olives, cut in half (no pits please)

6 leaves shredded fresh basil

sugar peas – for decoration

Toss all but the peas in a bowl. A lovely dressing goes on top by shaking together:

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

1/2 teaspoon dried basil if you did not find the fresh stuff

salt and pepper to taste

Decorate with the peas and enjoy.

Salad Spinner

This spinner is just great for getting your salad greens dry after you wash them.

Avocado
Avocado

Totally Green Salad - no Lettuce

There are those who do not enjoy lettuce, on little bit. So here is a sensual, totally yummy salad with no lettuce. OK, arugula is a green – but so tangy and fresh it could never be thought of as a lettuce.

Take a bunch of asparagus and snap or cut off the thick chewy ends. Steam them for about 5 minutes and let cool.

To create:

2 cups arugula leaves – placed in the middle of a large plate

1 avocado – cut into thin slices and arrange around the plate, overlapping as you go and sprinkle with lemon juice to retain that lovely colour.

Put the asparagus on top of the arugula

Sprinkle with pumpkin and sunflower seeds

Mix up a dressing of:

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon fresh basil – chopped

1/8 teaspoon dried mustard powder

salt and pepper to taste

Drizzle the dressing over the whole salad. Looks lovely and tastes wonderful

Waldorf Salad

This is the traditional Waldorf salad. I first had this salad as a very young girl on a trip with my grandmother. Very fond memories of that time; she introduced me to this salad and cheese and pickle sandwiches as we travelled by train across the country. This is what I have created that seems most like the salad I had as a girl but is not the original. Evidently when it was created in 1893 it only contained diced apple, celery and mayonnaise.

Ingredients:

1 read apple with the skin on, diced

1 stalk of celery sliced very fine

1/4 cup toasted walnuts

You can serve it on a bed of lettuce as they do in some restaurants, but I prefer it without.

For the dressing combine:

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon lemon juice

salt and pepper to taste

Cover the salad with the dressing, toss and enjoy.

Salad Dressing Mixer

MIxes all your dressings really well - no globs of unmixed herbs if you use this handy tool.

Sprout Salad

The salad in the picture is so very tempting and so easy to make.

Ingredients:

Sprouts – pea are sweet, broccoli are spicy, and sunflower give you a burst of energy

tomatoes

green onion or rings of sliced spanish onion

other things you like

Toss them all together and top with your favourite oil and vinegar style dressing.

What are your best sensual salad ideas? (Keep it clean, folks, this is G rated!)

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      arperinos 5 years ago

      great,thank you !