Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What is it?? Wednesday

How about a pretty summer layered salad???? I was inspired by a picture and recipe I saw in last months issue of Better Homes and Garden. It would be terrific to assemble a colorful stacked salad to take to a picnic, make ahead for brunch or feed a crowd for dinner tonight! This is a Basil-Red Pepper salad...the original recipe called for tomatoes...but I don't care for them in my salad, so I substituted red peppers....I love the splash of red! I also made my homemade croutons . So if you'd like to try this layered's the recipe:

1 recipe Lemon Vinaigrette, below
homemade croutons
mixed greens
fresh basil, torn
1/2 red pepper chopped
1/2 cup soy nuts
cucumber, chopped
Your favorite cheese....I used gorgonzonla.

Combine the lettuce and basil. In your canister layer the greens, pepper, cucumber, cheese and nuts. Serve with the Lemon Vinaigrette.

Lemon Vinaigrette
In small screw top jar combine 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel, 1/3 cup lemon juice, 4 cloves garlic-minced, 1 tsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper. Cover, shake well.


The Cookie Girl said...

Sounds Yummy! A Great Summer Salad

sassy studio said...

Hey There Treat Girl! I am having the chef over on Sunday for a pool side bbq and I can't wait to try your salad! Great presentation! Thanks so much!