Saturday, May 24, 2008

My favorite Salad

Deirdre posting...

Salads I think are the most overlooked component of a good meal. When we lived in San Diego, one of my very favorite restaurants was Sammy's Wood Fired Pizza. The name was a misnomer, as some of the BEST items on the menu were salads. And pasta. But salads are the focus here. I loved their chopped salad and worked to replicate it, just as deliciously but not as much work. So here is my very best knock off. Enjoy.

Salad

* 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
* 12 leaves basil (or more) chopped
* 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
* 1/2 cup salami, cut into thin strips (optional)
* 2 tablespoons scallion, chopped

I can't replicate the dressing but I can do one better. (Paul) Newman's Own Dressing is the best for it. Using sparingly. This salad doesn't keep so use it up! Eat up, too.

5 comments:

Gary said...

Sounds delicious, but you didn't mention which Newman's Own dressing. My favorite is his Light Balsamic Vinaigrette! ;)

Gary

Deirdre said...

Hi Gary,

Sorry, just the plain, regular Italian though I think any of his dressings would be ok. :)

Nice to see you here!

Lisa said...

Did you guys just up and quit cooking? :-)

L.

Paul's Blog said...

No, I am still cooking for Deirdre. I just have been busy with work and taking care of my patient!

PK

Gary and Lisa said...

You're a good man, Charlie Brown. :-)

L.