“Can you make an interesting salad?” No other words fill me with more dread. Salad. Blech. That dull combination of lettuce, tomato, cukes and some thick creamy dressing doesn’t really appeal to me. It is one of the biggest regrets of my parenting. I have not taught my boys to love the salad.
Thanks to the wide number of sources of excellent produce close to my home, I was able to fulfill the request for an interesting salad. Do salads have recipes? I don’t think so. Here is the list of ingredients I used to make what turned out to be a pretty tasty summer salad.
Raspberry Walnut Salad
Green of your choice – I used baby romaine
1 chopped granny smith apple
3 chopped green onions
1 cup of raspberries
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
Dressing of choice – I used a raspberry vinaigrette
We had jerk chicken skewers and grilled potatoes with the salad. It was a very refreshing contrast to the spicy chicken. I meant to get some feta cheese crumbles to go on the salad, too, but I was overwhelmed by the very crowded store and forgot.
This salad would be very good with strawberries or cherries. I also think it would be very nice with some chopped grilled chicken. I hope you’ll give it a try.