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Salad to that pairs well with chili

Attending dinner party with vegetarian chili as the entree. Hostess requested I bring a salad. What salad pairs well with chili? Thanks!

asked by SKK 10 months ago
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Ali Slagle

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added 10 months ago

Something that doesn't get lost next to a bold chili—kale salad? Cornbread croutons could be a fun way to bring it back to the chili.

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Susan W

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added 10 months ago

I like this with Mexican food, but I think it would be delicious with chili.
http://www.simplyrecipes...

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added 10 months ago

Maybe its the thug in me.....but growing up we had romaine salad, shredded carrots, radishes, and good old ranch dressing. The ranch acted as a way to calm heat and balance acidity. 90's nostalgia at its finest!

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HalfPint

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added 10 months ago

What pops into my head immediately was a jicama and carrot slaw in a zesty vinaigrette, like this one: http://www.cookingchanneltv...

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added 10 months ago

This is good too! https://food52.com/recipes...

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added 10 months ago

I love a Caesar type salad with chili.

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added 10 months ago

i got a recipe years ago from sunset that i usually serve with mexican food. it is sliced citrus/oranges with a cumin vinegrette. it is cooling for hot dishes and the citrus is just a really nice balance for everything from chile verde to chicken to fish dishes.

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QueenSashy

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added 10 months ago

I like to pair chili with any kind of slaw (cabbage, Brussels sprouts, or fennel) because it has a lot of bite to it and enough acidity to stand to the robustness of the chili. If you really want to play up the Mexican flavors, you can make a straw out of carrot, green mango, jicama and red peppers.

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This! http://food52.com/recipes...

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QueenSashy

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added 10 months ago

Bevi, totally agree, that is one fantastic salad. I have not made it in a long time, thanks for the reminder :)

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added 10 months ago

my favorite thing about the Hotline is discovering hidden gem recipes I wouldn't have seen otherwise. This looks great and I can't wait to try it!

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Maedl

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added 10 months ago

I might try an avocado-tomato salad with lime as the acidic element. If you could find fresh corn, that would probably go well along with the avocado and tomatoes.

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BerryBaby

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added 10 months ago

This is a Southwest Salad that I created that pairs really well with Chili or is great on its own.

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