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Dinner last night

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Our CSA has been pumping us full of salad greens. Yummy red leaf lettuce and something called Mizuna that is delish but I had never heard of it before. A while back we swore off store-bought salad dressings. We are trying to eat much less processed foods and buy locally. (So easy here in Northern California)

Last night I made a great big salad to go with our regular Monday night Grilled Salmon.


4 cups Redleaf lettuce
2 cups Mizuna
1 cup red seedless grapes
2 carrots peeled and sliced on the diagonal
1/2 red bell pepper cut in small chunks
1/2 of an english cucumber cut in small chunks (the only non-local ingredient)

1 Tbl EVO oil
1 Tbl Balsamic vinegar
1 tsp each dried basil, dried margoram and dried greek oregano
2 tsp deli mustard

Add each salad ingredient as you wash, peel and cut them up into a large salad bowl. Save old glass jars with tight fitting screw tops as an easy salad dressing cruet. Pour all the dressing ingredients into the jar and shake vigorously. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss. Voila!

We added a half of a delicato squash. I halved the squash in the length and scooped out the seeds. I microwaved the halves for 10 minutes (I have 700 watt MW) When they were nice and soft I added a tsp of LandOLakes Spreadable butter With Canola Oil, a tsp of brown sugar, packed and a tble spoon of sliced almonds into the bowl made by vacated seeds.

The salmon was really fresh and my DH grilled it outside to perfection. What a great meal!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LMDIENER 1/20/2013 7:45AM

    Yum! I love home made dressings, I bet yours tasted really good with all those herbs.

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EJOY-EVELYN 1/19/2013 3:16PM

    Sounds delicious! I've never heard of Mizuna, either. Love a variation on a great salad. We're so fortunate to have such a wealth of great food to chose from all year round! Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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ILOVEROSES 1/17/2013 12:12AM

    Yummy. emoticon What is a delicato squash and how big/long is an english cucumber?

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/16/2013 12:14AM

    Sounds so good.

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GINIEMIE 1/15/2013 6:05PM

    Love fresh salads, and when the local farmer's market re-opens this spring I'll be getting more local produce-especially the stuff I can't grow in my postage stamp garden.
Thanks for the tip on the squash.

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CAT-IN-CJ 1/15/2013 5:29PM


I can't grow anything in our soil . . . but we had a couple of volunteer delicato squash come up. I didn't know what to do with them. . . . thanks!

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PHEBESS 1/15/2013 5:11PM

    That sounds wonderful!!!!

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MOTHER-NATURE 1/15/2013 4:57PM

    Thank you, it sounds so good, I'm going to make it.



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LEPETITCHIHUA 1/15/2013 3:00PM

    Love a fresh salade emoticon

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-AMANDA79- 1/15/2013 2:39PM

    Sounds delicious!! I'm so jealous! I want local fresh produce! Here in the Texas panhandle it is pretty hard to come by :(

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EWL978 1/15/2013 2:22PM

    Yes, it sounds like a really good meal!!

Keep on keeping on and enjoy!!


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