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Friday, March 29, 2013

A Salad for Mom

My mother likes salads, ...truth be known a good iceberg lettuce salad. She is not much for the new greens.... so on a recent visit I put together this version of a large chopped salad. She even told me after that visit she told "everyone" how beautiful and delicious it was. Its pretty special when your mom brags about you so obviously I need to post this one.

So here is "My Mom Salad."

I actually enjoy the process of chopping and arranging the various vegetables on the platter. And it does make for a colorful picture before each diner digs in for thier portion.

There are no unusual ingredients in this one:
Chopped ice berg lettuce is the base, topped with cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced onions, chopped cucumber, chopped red bell pepper, diced celery and carrots, chopped hard boiled egg, sauteed prosciutto, shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled blue cheese, and fresh basil leaves.

The dressing: EVOO, Balsamic vinegar, a small amount of honey dijon, and fresh ground pepper.

Simple, colorful and mom likes it!


1 comment:

The Sullivans said...

It ought to be (maybe already is) axiomatic that fresh is best. Your beautiful salad underscores the axiom.