A Big Salad….it’s a salad, only bigger, with lots of stuff in it.

So anyone who knows me will tell you that i’m a big fan of Seinfeld and much to the chagrin of my family and friends, I often quote or refer to the show and here I go again.

One of my favorite scenes from the show is when the gang is forced to eat at Reggie’s Diner because George had a falling out with one of the waitress’ from their usual diner Monk’s and he forces them to eat elsewhere because he finds it uncomfortable. Elaine complains to George that Reggie’s doesn’t offer her favorite item as Monk’s as the waitress (Hilde) at Reggie’s takes their order…

Elaine: How about a Big Salad?

Hilde: A big salad?

Elaine: (to George) You see?

George: Just tell her what’cha want, they’ll make it for ya.

Elaine: It’s a salad, only bigger, with lots of stuff in it.

Hilde: I can bring you 2 small salads.

Elaine: Could you put it in a big bowl?

Hilde: We don’t have any big bowls.

Thank you for letting me go off topic a little bit there. Now on to the food!

In honor of this episode, I would like to talk about the concept of the Big Salad and pay tribute to my roommate.  For him, anyone can make a big salad and just put a lot of “stuff” in it, but he has perfected the spin-off to the Big Salad which he calls the Bachelor Salad. The salad is named for its insistance on not eating like the typical bachelor, which normally consists of Kraft Dinner, pizza, take-out/delivery or something that just isn’t very healthy.

Make no mistake about it, the Big Salad is a serious salad and can be a substitute for an appetizer, entree and dessert all in one big bowl, because if it isn’t overflowing with goodness, it ain’t a big salad.  It comes complete with lettuce, fruit, protein, oregano and a vinaigrette consisting of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Since it is a Big Salad, it takes time to prepare, but it is worth the wait. As for what goes into it, my roommate is a creature of habit and likes his Bachelor Salad a certain way, the beauty of it is that there are no rules, you just need an open mind and a big bowl!

The Big Salad (Original Bachelor Style)

  • Lettuce of your choice (romaine, red leaf, whatever)
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Tuna
  • Avocado
  • Oregano
  • Olive oil and balsamic vinegar

The Bachelor Salad

The Big Salad (whatever happens to be in the kitchen on that particular day)

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Sliced McIntosh apple
  • Dried cranberries
  • Tuna
  • Sliced almonds
  • Oregano
  • Olive oil and balsamic vinegar

A Big Salad

Full transcript found at http://www.seinfeldscripts.com/TheSoup.html



Filed under Apples, Avocado, Bachelor Salad, Balsamic Vinegar, Big Salad, Blackberries, Dried Cranberries, Monk's Diner, Olive Oil, Oregano, Reggie's Diner, Seinfeld, Strawberries, Tuna

5 responses to “A Big Salad….it’s a salad, only bigger, with lots of stuff in it.

  1. Super Susy

    Awesome! Often when asked what I feel like for lunch, my reply is “a big salad”, I’m asked “where do we get that?”, my reply “I dunno, but that’s what I feel like…”

    I’m always in search of a place that will do a big salad the way that I envision it was done for Elaine on Seinfeld. I’ve yet to find the place yet, although the Argo Cafe serves some pretty good salads that come close.

  2. What time should I come over?

  3. Vero

    Want one insane salad? Add some maple syrup to your olive oil/balsamic vinegar dressing!
    Have fun E!!!!xo

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