This is an awesome vegetarian salad loaded with a variety of veggies and color. This is “eating the rainbow” at it’s best!
I know, I know, the world needs another pasta salad like it needs more debt! But, you must try this simple and delicious recipe. I liked pasta salad okayish, but often found macaroni salad to be too sweet and dressed in too much mayonnaise. The Italian dressing version was a bit better, but it did not knock my socks off.
We were grilling hamburgers on a hot (97°F), humid, sunny day. I was looking for a cold, loaded with fresh veggies, side dish that would not take much cooking time. Of course, pasta salad came to mind. But how could I make it more appetizing? Here is what I came up with. After tasting it, I knew I had to share it. Even my non-pasta salad lovers liked this dish.
I remember the first time I made Caesar dressing at home. I was struck by two things: how easy it is to make. I had always been under the assumption that dressing, in general, was complicated to make, but especially Caesar. It just felt more complexed to me. The other thing that surprised me was how good it was. Less sweet than commercial dressing with a lighter texture.
Seared Scallops on a weekday? These elegant morsels look like you spent all day preparing them, but in fact, they take very little time to cook up golden and delicious! Serve them over white cheddar and bacon mashed potatoes with braised arugula on the side. Fancy!
Today instead of chopping lettuce into a bowl and adding veggies I am wrapping the lettuce around vegetables that have been cut into julienne strips. I call this the matchstick salad. This makes a very good busy workday lunch that can be eaten at the desk with no mess.
Tonight, I am having a 3-way…salad that is. Three types of lettuce mixed with three diced veggies and three extras all tossed together then topped with three toppings. This salad is packed with veggies, color, and taste.