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!


  1. Love a good salad recipe and enjoy trying many different kinds. My friend Cheryl at Thinking About Home had a series on salads a few summers ago. That was fun to try them out each week. Variety is the spice of life.

    1. I hope you enjoy this one, Vee. I've served it to guests many times, but I guess never to family until this past week. Carrie and her family loved it and she emailed me for the dressing recipe.

      Yes, I think I looked at a few of Cheryl's recipes -- maybe while browsing around in your archives. Fun! We eat so many salads in the summertime, it's always good to find new recipes to try.

  2. We eat a lot of salads at my house, so new recipes are always welcome. This one looks good. I've saved the link to it. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. I hope you and your hubby enjoy this salad, Barbara! It's a real favorite with us, and I love that the homemade dressing is so light and takes such simple ingredients.


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