Monday, March 3, 2008

La Salade

I went to Fresh Market on Friday evening (for those West Coasters reading my blog, it's a small equivalent to Whole Foods here in Fort wayne) to pick up a few items. Of course, I couldn't resist a few additional items which I admit were not on my shopping list. Those two items were goat cheese, pecans and a Meyer lemon. I planned on making steak and baked potatoes for dinner on Sunday, but wanted to make a delectable salad to go along with it. I'm trying to venture out into the land of creative salads these days. It's so easy to stick to the boring "house salad", so to speak. I had some dried cranberries at home and as soon as I saw that goat cheese I knew it had to be incorporated into my salad. Threw in some chopped pecans as they compliment both the cranberries and goat cheese and for a treat, I made a Meyer lemon viniagrette. For those of you oblivious to the wonders that are Meyer lemons, it's a lemon with the skin the color of a pale, pale orange. It's flesh is a wee bit sweet tasting too. They are divine. My viniagrette consisted on minced shallots, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, juice of 1/2 a Meyer lemon, and grapeseed oil. Voila - la salade!


  1. This is so funny, I actually have a saved draft blog about salads, focusing on all the fabulous things to put on them.... I love salads with lots of yummy tidbits.. my favs: cranberries, raisins, sunflower seeds, dried apricots, almonds, apples, red onions, OF COURSE GOAT CHEESE!!!!!, with my rice wine vinegar. I also have to add that bacon bits are actually really healthy, made mostly of soy protein, but they only taste good with ranch salads to me.. (& I just don't eat ranch really)

  2. hey you: i read an article that once suggested that the best salads have the
    following ingredients, you just pick the ones that appeal to you:
    1. something crunchy
    2. something sweet
    3. something salty
    4. something with a "punch"
    hmm, makes me wanna go make a salad, dang it! oxox