Archive | April, 2013

Summer (wedding diet) Salad

This is by far the BEST thing I’ve eaten all week, THE BEST. And you all know I have had a few of my favorites– shrimp from the beach and Blalock’s smoked tuna dip. This salad though, gosh this salad.

The romaine is crisp, the avocado creamy, strawberries are sweet and vinaigrette, tangy. You cannot beat it. AND this in my opinion, is the perfect wedding diet supper. Antioxidants, protein, fiber, healthy fats–YES, YES and YES.

My Favorite Summer Salad
2 organic chicken breast, thinly sliced (bought like this)
1/2 c blueberries
4 strawberries, sliced
3 c romaine lettuce
1/4 c sliced almonds
1/4 c sliced walnuts
1/2 avocado, slice
**make this salad with a variation of any fruits and any nuts you love

Season chicken with kosher salt and cracked pepper, oil grill, grill until 165 degrees. Let rest, slice, and assemble romaine, fruits, nuts-drizzle with the following deliciousness.

Easy vinaigrette:

I didn’t even measure this guys. Sometimes I feel like if I have to get all the measuring spoons out and mess up a handful of other dishes, I would just rather not do it. For this dressing, I mixed together a baby spoonful of grain mustard, 1/2 lemon juiced, a splash (1 tsp) red wine vinegar, pinch of kosher salt and cracked pepper. Next I whisked in extra virgin olive oil until the right consistency, 2-3 T.

Here’s a no fail recipe but the above works too 😉

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon prepared Dijon mustard (e.g. Grey Poupon)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons delicious extra-virgin olive oil