Tag Archives: romaine lettuce

Lime Avocado Salad

2 Jun

Lime Avacodo Salad

Talk about simple and refreshing, this is the salad.

One cup of chopped romaine lettuce

Two big handfuls of arugula

1/2 chopped vidalia onion

One large ripe diced avocado

One cup of homemade garlic ciabatta bread croutons

The juice of one big juicy lime

1/3 teaspoon garlic powder

1/3 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons of olive oil

Mix everything together

Add more olive oil if the lime is too tart

Add ins can be shaved parmesan cheese, goat cheese crumbles, feta or diced cucumbers

Great with grilled fish or chicken

 

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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.

Supper to go

3 Oct

Supper to go

Last night I got a call from my youngest and all she said was how hungry she was.

So being an obnoxious, overbearing Mom ,who felt guilty eating a good meal, I put everything in a take out container and took a ride.

I meet her in the library and gave her the filled container, cold grapes, water. a box of Junior mints and some gum.

She was thrilled and so was I.

It was a mixed green salad of spinach, arugula and romaine lettuce with an apple cider mustard dressing, tomatoes and mozzarella salad, greek olives, steamed brussel sprouts and sautéed mushrooms.

Josh grilled the rib eye steak perfectly and I waited till it cooled and sliced it on top of the salad.

Then I toasted a crumpet and spread it with garlic parmesan cheese.

The crumpet is under the steak to absorb the fabulous steak juice.

If you want to make your child happy bring them supper.

The gum was for after the meal because there was a lot of garlic in the dressing.

Love, Love, Love garlic.