I used to always think of salad as mainly a side dish to my meal. But I've come to love and see salad as a wonderful meal anytime of the year! What I love is that the ingredients can be so versatile. Just use whatever flavors you prefer, and it's especially fun to play with what's seasonal for fruit or veggies.
The other night we had salad as a family as our meal for the evening. Everybody could have whichever fruits or veggies they liked best and wanted to add. I didn't take pics of the individual ingredients, but here's the salad I made for myself and here's the ingredients I provided:
I started with a base of romaine lettuce (my favorite of choice for salad), shredded carrot and broccoli for everybody - as we all like those. Then we all added what we wanted from these other ingredients (I chose them all!):
*shredded rotisserie chicken
*apple and pear chunks
*shredded cheddar cheese,
*asiago cheese croutons
But the biggest hit was the honey dijon dressing! I forgot to take pics of the process - but here's the empty bowl to let you know it was used up by all 4 of us and my son wanted more! Lol
EASY HONEY DIJON DRESSING
1/2 c. olive oil
1/3 c. honey
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp mayo
2 Tbsp dijon mustard
Whisk everything together until well blended. Re-mix before serving if needed.
It was a filling and satisfying meal and had the yummy flavors of Fall!