I bet you've never eaten all of these ingredients at once in the history of the world!

@TheHorse (53000)
Pleasant Hill, California
November 21, 2017 11:31am CST
OK, so I made one of my famous "whatever I have around " salads the other day. Even on cool days, I'm sometimes just in the mood for a salad, rather than something hot. So look at the picture and tell me what you see. I topped it off with blue cheese dressing from Trader Joe's, and it was really good. Spoiler below (soon). Have you ever made something with ingredients that might seem odd together and had it be a wild success?
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@LadyDuck (122436)
• Switzerland
21 Nov
Well, I do not see the blue cheese, but I can see avocado, red onion, red beans, slices of clementines, heart of palm and a pink thing that could be salmon.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
Are clementines the same as Mandarin oranges? Mine come from a can. I don't think I put salmon in there, but there is tuna.
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@LadyDuck (122436)
• Switzerland
22 Nov
@TheHorse Clementine are Mandarin oranges without seeds. It looked like salmon because it's pink, the canned tuna we buy here is not at all pink.
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
21 Nov
You could have put all that in a blender and made a smoothie too .
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
The Horror!
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
22 Nov
@TheHorse What an interesting color that would make . . . I wonder about the taste .
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
@much2say Maybe I'll try it with my NEW BLENDER, just to see.
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@celticeagle (114511)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Nov
I used to eat peanut butter and mustard sandwiches.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
That sounds pretty horrific. Do you still?
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@celticeagle (114511)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Nov
@TheHorse ......No.
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@Fleura (6225)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov
@celticeagle @TheHorse I like cheese with mustard and honey. I might try the peanut butter version!
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@MALUSE (33008)
• Denmark
21 Nov
I do that often and the result is always good.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
Do you have a preferred salad dressing? Blue cheese makes anything OK for me.
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@MALUSE (33008)
• Denmark
22 Nov
@TheHorse I only ever take olive oil from the Greek island of Crete and vinegar from the Italian city of Modena, some pepper and salt.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
@MALUSE Sounds good to me! But what is special about those locations?
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@rebelann (32516)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Nov
Well, to each their own, I'd rather make a burrito or tortilla pizza.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
Isn't in the Bible that man does not live by burrito alone? Maybe it's somewhere else. I do have at least one pollo burrito per week.
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@rebelann (32516)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Nov
I thought it was the Italians who said man does not live by pasta alone??? Don't rightly know @TheHorse
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@Corbin5 (82107)
• United States
21 Nov
I see kidney beans, Mandarin oranges, perhaps some cheese, but I have no idea what those round, sliced items happen to be. Some onion too, perhaps?
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
Probably hearts of palm. I love those!
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• Guangdong, China
22 Nov
well, sometimes I will use what I have to make meals.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
What's the most bizarre combination you've come up with?
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• Guangdong, China
22 Nov
@TheHorse no, I haven't made some bizarre combination yet.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
@Behindtheguitarbar It seems that almost anything that's green, red, off-white, or orange works in salads. Thank goodness for blue cheese dressing.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Nov
It certainly looks a real mixture. Anything with mandarin slices ought to be pretty nice. I'll wait for the answer.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
I'm trying to remember what I put in there that's hidden--a Roma tomato, I think.
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@Fleura (6225)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov
I like salads and I like to mix fruits and vegetables. I wasn't sure what the round white things were but I see from the comments below. At least you didn't make it with jello and marshmallows - in my opinion that is not a salad.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
Heh. Do they do that in the UK? Here, if you like jello with bits of canned fruit in it, you're from the Midwest.
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@Fleura (6225)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov
@TheHorse No definitely not! Here you would expect a salad to be mainly, or exclusively, vegetable matter. However I have lived in the Midwest. Seeing people make 'salads' with just chocolate, jello and marshmallows was very odd. I still have a recipe book a friend there gave me and I take it out now and then just so I can laugh about it!
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
@Fleura Is it called "Cooking like a true Iowan"?
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@Dyvette16 (1361)
• San Antonio, Texas
22 Nov
Looks very interesting
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
It was REALLY delicious!
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@Dyvette16 (1361)
• San Antonio, Texas
22 Nov
@TheHorse some times a mixture of things does satisfy the taste buds !
@sallypup (22080)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Nov
@TheHorse Are you sure you aren't pregnant??
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@BarBaraPrz (17591)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Nov
I had creamy cole slaw the other day that had raisins in it. I was surprised how well they went with the slaw. But I didn't make it.
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@BarBaraPrz (17591)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Nov
@TheHorse No no... it wasn't as bad as you'd think.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
@BarBaraPrz I think I've actually had raisins in cole slaw. But I prefer it without.
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@sallypup (22080)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Nov
@TheHorse That carrot salad that I grew up with and now can't stand. I think it was shredded carrots and raisins and mayo.
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@m_audrey6788 (11509)
• Germany
21 Nov
I see slices of clementines, red onions,red beans and I don`t know if that`s a cream or cheese?
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
There's Swiss cheese hidden, and one or two sliced Roma tomatoes hidden.
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• Germany
22 Nov
@TheHorse Oh ok It`s kind of a different to me but it looks good
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Nov
@m_audrey6788 It really was tasty.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
21 Nov
Banana, oranges, beans, avacado, blue cheese and tuna?
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
There's no banana in there, but there is hearts of palm.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
22 Nov
@TheHorse I didn't realize they looked that similar. Love hearts of palm
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec
@thislittlepennyearns I'm going to score some more today.
@vandana7 (57528)
• India
3 Dec
I have never seen any of the things you have put up there...lol
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec
Really? I think I started with some onion, and one Roma tomato from my "balcony garden," then topped it with avocado, Mandarin oranges, hearts if palm, tuna, etc.
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
3 Dec
@TheHorse Now that you tell me, yes, I can see onion, and oranges seemed to be familiar, did you peel them...blink...never seen Roma tomato, hearts of palm, and tuna..tuna I will give it a pass, vegan you know..lol
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec
@vandana7 Oh, if I made this for you without the tuna, you would melt. The Mandarin oranges come in a can.
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@lady1993 (15739)
• Philippines
22 Nov
I have no idea what any of those are except for the orange maybe.. is that even an orange?
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
Canned Mandarin orange.
@lady1993 (15739)
• Philippines
23 Nov
@TheHorse oh at least i was right about that one
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec
@lady1993 The beans are pretty common too, but I'm forgetting what we call them here right now.
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@Fleura (6225)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov
My partner does the opposite - he will take two or more things that we like and put them together assuming the combination will be even better. This doesn't always work.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
Sounds interesting! Got any counterintuitive examples?
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@Fleura (6225)
• United Kingdom
23 Nov
@TheHorse for some reason I can't seem to remember them now, except one - gammon with currants. Although I usually like meat and fruit combinations such as lamb with apricots, pork and apple, gammon and pineapple etc., this mix just didn't work at all well.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec
@Fleura I enjoyed the understated "This doesn't always work." I've had some failures as well. Of course, I don't remember them.
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@rubyriaz007 (2564)
• India
24 Nov
No, I have never made anything with ingredients that might seem odd together, but I would definitely try and post if it becomes a wild success.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Nov
I'm trying to remember what's "hidden" in my incredible salad. I think I had some cheese and Roma tomatoes at the bottom.
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@andriaperry (33356)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Nov
Yes I have created some good food from whatever is around and some not so good food too! I have never had heart of palm, I do have a can so I should try them. I would eat this salad and yes I did read a few comments
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Nov
Heats of palm can be found canned near the regular canned veggies at Safeway and other supermarkets. They're expensive, but really good in any salad!
@snowy22315 (34431)
• United States
22 Nov
What is the pink stuff?
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
Tuna!
@just4him (92422)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Nov
I see mandarin oranges, kidney beans, looks like banana, but might not be, maybe red onion, and not sure what that round white is - first thought is cream cheese.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Nov
It's hearts of palm, which is one of my favorite oddities.
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