Friday, May 18, 2012
Since I have been dieting for the past couple of months, salads have become a major player in my menus. I typically eat a large salad for lunch every day, and very often add a side salad to accompany my dinners as well.
This is a very simple yet addictive salad that I tried the other night. I have had similar versions before, but this one was just so easy to throw together on the spur of the moment. I think I have eaten this salad three nights in a row already this week, it is really that tasty.
Raspberry Walnut Side Salad
(inspired by a recipe demo at Publix)
1 generous handful torn romaine lettuce leaves, washed, dried well
1-2 tsp blue cheese crumbles
1-2 tsp chopped walnuts
1/4-1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest, to taste
1-3 tsp raspberry vinaigrette*, to taste
Assemble the lettuce, cheese, and walnuts on a plate. Whisk together some lemon zest and a small amount of raspberry vinaigrette, then drizzle over the salad.
*To make your own raspberry vinaigrette, whisk together canola oil, white balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and a very small spoonful of raspberry preserves, all to taste. Or you may use store bought.
The lemon zest really makes the dressing sing and is a great way to doctor up any bottled vinaigrette.
at 10:29 AM Posted by Heatherfeather