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Two Minute Salad

9 Nov

Two Minute Salad

This is my go to when I am complaining about making a salad.

One big handful of arugula

One diced scallion  or two tablespoon sliced onion

Ten grape tomatoes

Ten crouton

Two tablespoons crumbled goat cheese

Drizzle balsamic glaze

Add anything else you want but this is a simple delicious salad

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Steak Salad with Mushrooms, Onions, Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

9 Apr

Steak Salad

This salad was so good, no wonder why I am fat.

One 8 to 10 ounce boneless rib eye steak

Salt and Pepper

Olive oil

One or two sliced onions

Two packages of sliced mushrooms

Two cloves of garlic

Two tablespoons butter

Salt and pepper

1/2 box grape tomatoes

Two inches of goat cheese broken into crumbles

Three slices of toasted and buttered Italian toast, sprinkled with a little salt.

A handful of pepperoncinis

Drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Heat the pan

Put some olive oil, salt and pepper on the entire steak.

Place in a hot pan and sear on one side till you see blood rise to the top

Turn and cook on the other side for about two or three minutes.

Take off the heat and let it rest

Place the butter in the pan and add the onions and garlic.

Cook for two minutes then add the mushrooms

Let everything cook till the onions are soft and mushrooms are tender.

Take off the heat and season with salt and pepper

Toast the Italian bread and spread with the butter.

Place one piece of toast on the bottom of the plate. Top with the onions and mushrooms.

Place another piece of toast on the top and place the sliced meat on that.

Cut the third slice of buttered toast into pieces and put it around the steak.

Divide the tomatoes, goat cheese and pepperoncini around the steak

Drizzle with the balsamic glaze.

 

Chopped Vegetable salad

30 Mar

Chopped Vegetable Salad

Every so often I get tired of lettuce as a salad.

Tonight I just wanted something cold and crunchy and low calorie.

One large seedless cubed cucumber

One container of grape tomatoes

Two cubed red peppers

One small chopped red onion

One handful of chopped parsley or cilantro

One bunch of steamed chopped asparagus

Two handfuls of arugula

Mix everything together.

Serve with your favorite salad dressing.

 

Blue Cheese salad

15 Jan

Caesar Salad

Saveur Magazine has so many fabulous recipes .

I started reading it years ago and always find  something special.

Treat yourself and get a subscription this year.

This is a salad I tried, loved it and had to post it.

I did make some changes.

1/3 cup white wine vinegar

1/4  cup chopped parsley

1 tablespoon oregano

3 cloves chopped garlic

salt and pepper

1 1/3 cup olive oil

3/4 cup  crumbled blue cheese

1/4 cup half and half

1/4 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup sour cream

1 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon celery seeds

One large head of iceberg lettuce, sliced into strips

One medium large head of Romaine lettuce, cut into bite size pieces

20 grape tomatoes

One large sliced cucumber

One medium thin sliced red onion

6 slices of cooked, crisp, crumbled bacon

One cup of homemade croutons

Mix the vinegar, parsley, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper

Slowly drizzle in the oil and whisk well. Set aside.

Mix the blue cheese, half and half, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder and celery seeds. This looks like the traditional blue cheese dressing.

Toss all your greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions together with the vinaigrette then add the blue cheese dressing on top.

Finish with the bacon bits and croutons.

Anchovies are optional

This is the exact basic recipe from Saveur Magazine but I just added a couple of extras.