Thursday, August 12, 2010

Easy-Peasy Salad

I don’t know what it is about summer, but I c-r-a-v-e fruits and vegetables.  I don’t think you could pay me to eat chili or a heavy lasagna. I want salads, fish, cold watermelon and cantaloupe. 

The best part---I made this salad around 3 o’clock before we were leaving to go to a ballgame. I made individual salads, and put a paper towel over it to prevent it from getting soggy. Then I covered it with plastic wrap.  When we got home, “Ta-da! Dinner is served.”

imageThis is my easy version of a Cobb Salad.  You can see I’ve made some substitutions. The original Cobb Salad has iceberg lettuce, tomato, bacon, chicken breast, hard-boiled egg, avocado, and Roquefort cheese. 

Easy-Peasy Salad


  • Baby greens, washed and spun
  • Chopped smoked turkey
  • Cooked, crumbled bacon (not bacon bits—the real deal)
  • Chopped purple onion
  • Sliced sweet grape tomatoes
  • Ripe avocado, sliced
  • Cheese of your choice—I didn’t have blue, so I used Weight Watchers’ light shredded cheddar


  • In a deep salad bowl, mound several handfuls of lettuce. (I used a small casserole or pie dish)
  • Put a small handful of each ingredient around the bowl.
  • Sprinkle with black pepper and serve.
  • You can make ahead for a few hours. You may want to wait on the avocado & cheese. However, I put a paper towel & plastic wrap on ours, and it wasn’t soggy or brown.
  • Serve with chunky blue cheese or ranch dressing.
  • Remember-you only need a little bit of dressing. There’s plenty of flavor in this salad without a lot of heavy dressing. I used less than a tablespoon on my salad, and it was plenty.


It’s not very original, but this is yummy & so filling!

1 comment:

  1. I love salads in the summertime. It's so gosh darn hot in Florida and I feel this helps keep me cool :)