Iceberg & Romaine - chopped
Tomatoes - chopped
Red Onion - chopped
Cooked, sliced chicken - chopped
Gorgonzola & Parmesan (I used Romano...any sharp cheese works)
The dressing is what truly makes the salad.
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup olive oil
1/6 cup vinegar (any type...red wine, white, apple cider...I've used them all at one point or another)
1/4t celery salt
1/4t onion salt or powder
1/4t dry mustard
BLEND for 5 minutes (or mix with a fork because by the time you start whipping up the dressing there will undoubtedly be a few impatient people in the kitchen to talk to.)
There are a few contingencies that come with preparing this salad.DO:
...finely chop everything. The red onions should be ultra thin, the chicken should be chopped very fine and the lettuce should be chopped into fine shreds.
...use both romaine and iceberg. The only time I pick up lonely little iceberg is when I've got this salad on the mind!
...make the dressing as stated above. The dressing is what makes this salad, so buy the extra spices that you don't have. You will use them again. Trust me.
...Let me know if you make it! It is named after a salad from a restaurant that I have never been to. Although, I don't feel a need to go there when I have this masterpiece at my fingertips! :)
...NOT measure anything, but the dressing. But use alot of the good stuff because you will wish you had made more, no matter what. ;)
...Feel free to double the dressing recipe if you go over-the-top with the salad fixins, but I have never had to cross that bridge. You certainly don't want to over-dress the salad!
I had a whole host of pictures on my phone from each step
(since my camera was going awall!),
but they got lost in cyberspace when I tried to email them to myself. :(In other news, I made an impulse buy (props to the people who set up the floorplan for the CVS that I frequent) and picked up some Pretzel M&M's the other day. I was pleasantly surprised! The characteristic candy coated shell encloses a litle pretzel nugget and milky, smooth chocolate that combine for a sweet and salty, smooth and crunchy little treat. They are also lower in fat than the average M&M and are the perfect treat! My mom thought of malted milk balls after popping one into her mouth and I can definitely see where she is coming from.
No...these, pictures are not from my new camera. These are truly my last pics from the days before Sony Jr's Big Brother. It's Saturday...enjoy it!