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There are many common salad ingredients which can be used in combinations for: - green salads - mostly made with a type of lettuce as a base ingredient - added items could be raw vegetables fruits nuts cooked meats eggs cheeses etc. These are usually topped with a dressing that is either mayonnaise based (dressing) or oil-based (vinaigrette) - vegetable salads - sometimes made with just raw vegetables but more often with blanched vegetables (to soften them up a bit) fruit (other than dried) is rarely added but nuts & cheeses are common. A sauce or dressing can be used for flavour and to bind the ingredients together. - mixed green salads - This type of salad is usually composed of a variety of lettuces (of which there are many).
Remove the shells of the hard-boiled eggs slice with an egg slicer and set aside. Follow these steps when preparing the Nigerian Salad With the exception of the egg start putting the salad ingredients in small batches into a big salad bowl. You can start with the lettuce followed by the tomatoes then potatoes sweet corn baked beans cucumber carrots then back to lettuce. Repeat the process till all the ingredients are exhausted. This method of making the Nigerian Salad helps the juice from each of the ingredients to seep into others. Now place the sliced eggs on the salad covering the top. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for at least one hour. This is to give all the Nigerian Salad ingredients time to blend with each other. In addition the Nigerian Salad is best served chilled. Serve with a salad dressing of your choice but as mentioned earlier the classic Heinz Salad cream works best with the Nigerian Salad. Notes and Tips. If you prefer your own salad crunchy you can substitute the lettuce with cabbage. Instead of taking out the lettuce entirely you can use the two as the lettuce adds a green color to the salad. Afterall this recipes is not only about the taste but about color too.
It is such a unique salad recipe that even if one ingredient is left out it loses its special taste. This is why Nigerians all over the world always seek this salad recipe in the quest to get the exact taste and richness of the Nigerian Salad. Foreigners who have been lucky to taste this salad also ask for the recipe right after tasting it. The Nigerian Salad is so filling that it can be eaten as a meal on its own or as a side dish to the various Nigerian Rice Recipes - the Jollof Rice the Nigerian Fried Rice the Nigerian Coconut Rice the Nigerian White Rice and Tomato Stew to name a few. It can also be eaten with the Nigerian Moi Moi. To make the Nigerian Salad with the unique salad taste you just need to follow the steps detailed below to the letter. The quantities of ingredients stated are what will give a typical taste of the Nigerian Salad. The ratio of the quantities can be halved or doubled and the same taste will be achieved. Ingredients: 1 medium bunch of Lettuce 5 medium-sized Carrots 4 small pieces of Irish Potatoes 2 medium pieces of Cucumber 3 medium Eggs 1 415 gram tin of Baked Beans in tomato sauce 200 grams of Sweet Corn 5 pieces of Plum Tomatoes Salad Dressing - The Heinz Salad Cream works best with this salad recipe.