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.


* 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.


Gary said...

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


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? :-)


Paul's Blog said...

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


Gary and Lisa said...

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