Jamaican Potato Salad Extraordinaire
Some forms of salad have been consumed for centuries originally made mostly of cabbage and root vegetables flavored with vinegar oils and herbs. Ancient Greeks believed that raw green vegetables promoted good digestion and the Romans agreed. Early recordings of lettuce appeared back in the 6th century B.C. although it bore little resemblance to our current varieties. Salads have come a long way since the pedestrian lettuce tomato and cucumber version. Today there is no end to the hundreds of varieties ingredients and dressings available to our salad-crazed nation. In the 1920s they hit the big time as restaurant chefs created Caesar Chef Cobb and fruit salads. Canned veggies and fruits became more available and were tossed into the mix allowing Americans to eat salads year round.
For example you can create a Greek style potato salad that has feta cheese and a tasty dressing that does not contain mayonnaise. Or here is another great idea for a salad that you can make with potatoes. You can combine blue cheese with potatoes and onions and you will get another delicious dish that you can serve. If you are looking for a tasty and flavorful potato salad recipe check out these two great salad recipes: 1. Greek Style Salad Recipe With Potatoes Feta Onions And Herbs. Take a look at this great looking and great tasting dish! It has red potatoes and red onions and it looks great and it tastes great. The combination of feta cheese red onions makes this salad great to look at and it also makes the salad very tasty! Plus when you add herbs such as parsley and dill which add green color you will make this dish even tastier and even more colorful. Here is how to make the Greek Style Salad. Cook and cool the potatoes. Chop the onions dill and parsley.
Oregano is another deer-proof perennial favorite but again use just a few small leaf pieces. Interestingly oregano tastes much milder fresh than dried unlike its cousin basil which has a far more intense flavor fresh. Anise hyssop is hard to buy in herb form but you can usually find seeds at garden centers; it grows gorgeous complex purple flowers shaped like spears and again you can use the florets for visual effect in a green salad. The leaves taste like anise or licorice. Anise hyssop isn t strictly speaking a perennial but it reliably self seeds so once you plant a few you ll have them year after year. Chives are another favorite perennial. You can cut just a few leaves and chop them into one-inch lengths for a salad and don t forget to use some of the chive blossoms as well. While we re on the onion family don t forget to use a few garlic greens - the leafy green tops of your garlic plants and the florets as well. But go easy on the garlic as a little goes a long way.