Monday, February 6, 2012

My Favorite Salad

I enjoy salads but I rarely eat them because I don't like to make them.

I know, it seems perverse, as I will whip up a batch of brownies at the drop of a hat, but drag my feet at the thought of chopping a little lettuce.

And yet, I've found a salad that I've eaten at least 5 times in the last 2 weeks.

No picture, but the original post (found via Pinterest) is here.  I've found that you can pretty much add or take away anything you'd like and it is still tasty.

Here's what I put in:

  • 1 head of Romaine lettuce
  • Turkey (I use deli meat)
  • Cranberries (just a small handful)
  • Goat cheese (or feta)
  • Avocado
  • Pears (or apples)
  • Bacon
  • Poppy seed dressing
  • Balsamic vinegar & olive oil
Everything gets finely chopped and tossed together.  I drizzle about 1Tbs. each of the dressings and toss well - it's just enough to flavor the salad without getting soggy.  I love that I can add or take away almost any element and it's still good.  It's great with chicken and green apples.  It's great with turkey and avocado.  It's great with ham and pears.   I use about 1 Tbs. of goat cheese, and it adds a nice creamy-ness to the texture.  

I always balked at poppy seed dressing (I just hate those little seeds that get stuck in my teeth), but it absolutely makes the salad.  I've also learned to whip up the vinegar & olive oil in a mason jar that I keep in the fridge.  If it gets too thick, I pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds, and shake well to remix it.  

Finally!  A salad I can make and enjoy!

1 comment:

small + friendly said...

This sound so good! If its got avocados I'm a fan!