Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Super salad.

   Who said that salad has to be boring and predictable? All you have to do is mix and match different ingredients and each time you can end up with a different salad. Try with substituting at least one component at a time with something completely different and you will see how much fun a simple salad can be. I usually have some kind of greens and veggies in a fridge for the days when I feel like "dieting" or not cooking so I can just toss everything together and have dinner ready in seconds! This time I made spinach salad with grilled beef. The list of ingredient is:

*  baby spinach leaves
*  1/2 white onion (thinly sliced)
*  1 red pepper (chopped)
*  grilled beef
*  1/2 cup blue cheese
*  1/2 cup dried cranberries
*  1 cup slivered toasted almonds
*  3 sliced scallions
*  raspberry vinaigrette dressing

   You know the drill... just mix everything together, drizzle with a raspberry vinaigrette and that's it! I usually buy already grilled and packed beef because it's fast and easy, and why wouldn't you make you life easier if you could?

   It's absolutely the perfect combination of flavors and textures. Spinach gives the salad freshness; almonds, onions, and peppers give it a crunch; cranberries and a raspberry vinaigrette give it sweetness and tang; and blue cheese gives it a nice richness. What's more can you ask for in a salad?


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