Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
A favorite side salad
While our Nevada daughter was here visiting, we celebrated several birthdays. For granddaughter Julia's birthday meal, she requested shepherd's pie, one of her mom's specialties. I was asked to bring a salad to the birthday supper, and this is what I chose to bring: Lemon Artichoke Romaine Salad.
I posted this recipe back in 2011, so many current readers may have missed it. It is a real favorite of mine. The dressing is so simple, calls for very ordinary staple ingredients, and yet tastes so special. It's very light, also.
I found this salad in a Light and Tasty magazine some years ago, and we
really enjoy it. The flavors are perfect with any Italian-type main
dish. I have served it to company with lasagna (or even pizza many
times). If you are looking for a side dish to perk up spaghetti, pizza,
calzone, or any Italian meal, you will want to give this a try. You may find it perks
up your old standard Italian style menus.
It actually is a great accompaniment to any savory main dish; it went perfectly with the shepherd's pie for Julia's meal. I tripled the recipe because we had such a large group, and this time I chose not to use romaine, which has had a few issues of late. I used an organic spring mix which included herbs -- I believe it was the Hannaford brand. I didn't end up using all of the dressing, so left it there. They used it on an antipasto type salad later in the week and loved it.
If you'd like a different salad recipe to add to your usual repertoire, you will want to try this one!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.