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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...


    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.