Friday, March 26, 2010

new favorite salad...

recently i 'invented' a new dinner salad for spring...and i must say it's pretty darn good!


behold
 
i call it asian chicken salad
ingredients (layer on plate):  mixed greens, green onions sliced on the diagonal, slivered almonds (i use blanched, not raw), 1/2 a can of madarin oranges (per salad), home made croutons*, newmans asian ginger (?) salad dressing, sliced grilled chicken, sesame seeds

*the homemade croutons really made this salad...i just cubed up some leftover artisan bread from the grocery store and sort of sauteed it in a cast iron pan and kept spraying it with olive oil spray  until it was golden brown and crunchy...but they stay a wee bit soft and chewy on the inside...they are heaven, heaven!!! try making some and let me know what you think

when they come in season, i think i'll try adding fresh blueberries as well...they would be nice paired with the mandarin oranges...

and i also had a small glass of white wine with my salad, red wine would not be very good with this particular salad...i had it in a tiny milkglass goblet from the great aunt's house

isn't it adorable? i have four

have a super great weekend! the weather isn't going to be all that fabulous here but that will just encourage me to stay inside and get some things done...

~k

4 comments:

Pam said...

oh, that looks really good! I love sliveered almonds on my salad.
super cute goblet too.

Emily said...

Looks really good... but I don't like the oranges in salads.. never have, but the rest sounds delicious!

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

That sounds delicious!! Minus the deadly almonds of course. :)
I will let you know if I try it!

kristie said...

clover, yeah - i pretty much knew you'd say that, lol. you could try peanuts for sure! i don't know the makeup of chowmein noodles but if they are not 'deadly' they'd be really good on this salad!