Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Grandma L's Super Salad

Grandma L joined us for dinner tonight and brought a really delicious salad. We tend to get into a rut with familiar foods. I usually combine lettuce, a cheese, some veggies and some nuts, with, now and then, dried fruit. If I'm in a hurry it's just lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and squash.
Grandma L's salad was great in part because it was such a different combination. Since I didn't make it, I'm just going to give ingredients and leave the proportions to your imagination and discretion.

Start with crisp dark green romaine lettuce. Grandma sliced hers into mostly bite-sized pieces. Then add grated carrots, marinated mushrooms, sliced (many markets now carry them with the fresh olives), fresh small brown mushrooms, quartered, and roasted red peppers, cut into bite-sized pieces. She dressed the salad with olive oil, balsmic vinegar and dill weed. The flavors really went well together and it was refreshing and good.

This salad makes a great entry to the Salad Stravaganza hosted by Lis of La Mia Cucina and Kelly of Sass and Veracity. The goal of eating more salads is really easy as summer approaches and more and more beautiful veggies are available. The event continues well into June, so consider making a salad and joining in the fun.


  1. Anonymous10:45 PM

    I love salad! But I don't use dill quite enough, so this will be a good one to tackle. Thanks to Grandma, since I don't have one any more...

    Funny, but these ingredients would've made a great pizza. That's what we had for dinner tonight.

  2. WOOO! Grandma L knows her salads! I can't wait to try this, it looks delish!

    And thanks so much for submitting, sweetie! I'm very excited. =)


  3. Elle, it really is delicious - I love the ingredients she puts together!

  4. Anonymous12:42 PM

    I look forward to eating salads all summer long. I am always throwing something unusual in. My recent favorite is fresh basil~ I've got pots everywhere.

  5. Well done to Grandma - it looks delicious :)

  6. Kellypea, The dill was subtle but nice.

    Lis, Salads are such a great theme and Grandma is a good cook.

    Patricia, Thanks! I'll tell Grandma.

    Sandi, Oooh basil! Your summer salads will surely be good.

    Kelly-Jane, It is pretty delish.