Posts Tagged ‘salads’

Iceberg Variations: A Tower with a Side Salad

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 2 comments
Iceberg Variations Iceberg Variations:  A Tower with a Side Salad

A Tower with a Side Salad

It’s really hard to keep salads interesting. For variety, forget not only the traditional lettuces, but forget the same old format – salad in a bowl. Instead, build a tower and accompany the tower of your creation with small side of baby lettuces.
This salad consists of a tower of alternating slices of oranges and avocado (cut across the avocado to create rounds instead of long slices) with a small salad of mixed baby lettuces.

Serves 6

3 oranges, slices
Juice of one additional orange
3 ripe avocados, sliced across to create rounds
3 tablespoons Microgreens, such as red cabbage or basil microgreens

4 cups mixed baby lettuces, washed and dried

Salad Dressing:
6 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
1 teaspoons salt

Add all dressing ingredients to bowl of small food processor and process for 30 seconds.
Keep at room temperature until ready to serve.

Layer orange and avocado slices, using 1/2 orange and 1/2 avocado per person. Decorate tower with some microgreens sprinkled over top. Drizzle a teaspoon or two of the dressing over each tower.
Toss salad greens with the remaining dressing and divide among the plates.
Finish with freshly ground pepper on salad greens.

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Salads for Four at the Prado at Balboa Park

Sunday, May 15th, 2011 No comments

There are many reasons to visit Balboa Park.  Our most recent visit was prompted by a new exhibit at the Mingei Museum entitled Classic and Contemporary Native American Art.  The Mingei is a museum of folk art, literally translated as “art of the people” .  The exhibit was wonderful and the docent engaged the entire group in a discussion of the art.  The visit began with a short overview about the museum, while enjoying  the Angel of Temperence hanging  overhead.   The Angel is an artistic reminder to keep life in balance, something we all need to remember periodically.

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The Angel of Temperance at the Mingei Museum at Balboa Park

Whatever your reason for visiting Balboa Park, be sure to include lunch at the Prado in your outing.  Our salads were great, the service was excellent and price was just right.

prado caesar
fresh romaine hearts with herbed croutons, cotija cheese & fire-roasted poblano chile caesar dressing

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Prado Caesar

market salad
baby field greens, baby beets, tomato, avocado, roasted white corn, cracked coriander vinaigrette

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Market Salad

chopped salad
napa cabbage, radicchio, julienne carrots, grilled chicken, mango, snow peas & wontons tossed in a sesame-mustard vinaigrette

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Chopped Salad

cobb
shrimp or chicken, applewood smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, avocado, roma tomato, hard boiled egg, blue cheese, ranch dressing

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Cobb

 

Be sure to end your visit to Balboa Park with a visit to the gardens just across from the Old Globe Theater.

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Gardens at Balboa Park

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