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Apr 21, 2005 04:30 PM

Salad and ... something quick?

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Making a romaine salad with a some roasted or sautéed red and yellow peppers, maybe some carrot slices, and a bit of crumbled Roquefort and a quick homemade light balsamic vinaigrette or just oil and vinegar. Maybe some crumbled bacon if I have time but there goes the semi-healthy if so.

What are some fairly healthy (no rice or pasta) dishes with simple ingredients that would go well with this?


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  1. Since it sounds like you're halfway to making a Cobb salad, then I say make it easy on yourself and add some protein source (lean beef, turkey, chicken, and/or hard-boiled eggs) and call it a meal.

    I've been enjoying hearty salads for dinner and then will have a healthy strawberry and banana smoothie later if I get hungry.

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    1. re: Carb Lover

      Thought of that, but the dinner will involve some wine and/or other cocktails. Need something a bit more filling than just salad. Maybe just a steak served medium rare.

      1. re: Willie

        How about a steak au poivre? You can use some of the wine that you'll be drinking. I say omit the bacon from your salad and use the butter in this recipe instead...

        Link: http://www.taunton.com/finecooking/pa...

    2. Perhaps salmon of some sort? Or dover sole is really light, along with some grilled non-starchy vegetables...

      1. The Union Square Cafe Cookbook has a recipe for a large ribsteak with rosemary scented olive oil that is sliced and placed over salad. I have made it many times. It is delicious, easy and company worthy.

        1. I usually make a quick soup with a salad. Try this: Curry Zucchini soup
          1 large onion cut in half and then half moons
          1 tbl good curry powder
          nice pinch of sea salt
          4 small zucchini (also split down and then half moons)
          1 quart (swanson's/homemade) chicken stock

          In cold pan saute the onion with curry powder/salt 3-4 min. Add the zucchini and let saute another 3-4 min. Add the stock and simmer 20 min. Either with a hand held blender/regular blender, puree. It's amazing.