Monday, November 14, 2011

Yummy Salad

Sometimes you manage to do something right in the kitchen and this salad is definitely right.

We've named it, That Yummy salad and we can't quite get enough of it.  If it's a side to the meal it steals the show, if it's the main course seconds are necessary.  It's a salad so it's really easy and I figured it was time for me to share it with all of you.

First up, your ingredients.  Some green leaf lettuce (hopefully less sad than mine was), crumbled feta cheese, grated Parmesan cheese (not that crappy powdered stuff, you need some good parmigiano reggiano), craisins, poppyseed dressing and some toasted pecans.  For this salad I went the extra mile and candied the pecans. I knew they would be good and I knew they'd make the salad better but I had no idea how salad changing they would be.  I'm not sure I'd make the salad without them now.  I used this recipe to candy them and I highly recommend it.

We ate this for dinner and since it was just Brad and I eating I ended up using half of all the ingredients you see below.  If you used the full amount it would make a salad big enough for 4.  So the key to this salad is lots of toppings and just a little dressing.  Be liberal with the toppings and show restraint with the dressing, just a light coating is all you need.  As you can see in picture number 4 it barely looks dressed but trust me when I say it's plenty.  

I served this with homemade bread sticks and it was a delicious meal.  If you wanted you could add some chicken to the salad but we don't usually think it's necessary.

So go ahead, make your own Yummy Salad.


Unknown said...

homemade bread sticks!it all looks delish!

SymbioticLife said...

What a wonderful quick meal idea! It looks lovely and I can't wait to try it.