gourmet salad

I love salads, in fact I love salads so much it is hard to get a good salad in a restaurant. To tell you the truth, we cook so good around here it is hard to go out anywhere and order anything better. But let me share with you my favorite salad ideas and then you can get creative and make your own. 

Start with artisan lettuce, which is really just a combination of different lettuces, no iceberg stuff. I honestly don’t think iceberg should even be called lettuce. I mean butter lettuce, romaine, spinach, red leaf green leaf and so on. lettuce with some color, rich color. Wash it and dry it either with a spinner or just put in a dish towel and squeeze. Then add some chopped veggies. Again, think color, sweet red peppers, carrots, snow peas, cauliflower, whatever sounds good to you. And if fresh tomatoes are available a good amount of them too. Then add some zing, finely diced garlic, green onions, hot peppers. Then add some sort of meat, maybe grilled chicken breasts or steak cut in thin slices, or even some hard boiled eggs. Then think cheese. personally I like mozzarella, but feta is good too. Or blue cheese, or parmesan. Than add some amazing dressing, homemade of course, don’t ruin your wonderful salad with store dressing.

You can nearly eat as much as you like of this and feel wonderful Smile .

What do you like on your salads?

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