Sunday, August 10, 2008

Summer Salad

I needed to take a salad to my Grandma's 95th birthday party. I wanted something that was not just the regular garden salad. So I threw in some grilled veggies and it got some rave reviews. Nom nom nom.

Pepper added by Joey - I think my mom hides the pepper shaker when he is around.

Green leaf lettuce
Red leaf lettuce
Romaine lettuce
Green beans
Cherry tomatos
Red pepper
Salt and pepper
Balasmic vinegar
Vegetable oil

1. Trim asparagus, drizzle with olive oil and then salt and pepper.
2. Cut red pepper into bite sized pieces. Drizzle with oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3. Place both asparagus and red pepper in a pan on the BBQ (I have one of those veggie cooker pans).
4. BBQ over medium heat until done.
5. Steam green beans in a pan with a small dab of butter. Cook until slightly tender.
6. Wash lettuce. Rip bite sized piece - use mostly red and green leaf lettuce but add in some romaine to "bulk" it up.
7. Cut cherry tomatos in half and add to lettuce in the salad bowl. I used probably 1/2 cup of tomatos.
8. Cut green beans in half and place in salad bowl.
9. Add red pepper into salad bowl.
10. Cut asparagus into 2 or 3 pieces and add to salad bowl.
11. Top with whatever dressing you want (I did a herb vinagrette).


Ally said...

It sounds and looks so light and refreshing!

Anonymous said...

YUM! Looks so good and fresh!

Maryanna said...

DH and I eat salad about once a week, but it's always the same 'ol thing. Thanks for sharing this new recipe.