Monday, July 14, 2008

Trish's Super Simple Salad

Trish made this salad last week when we had our little get together and everyone loved it! It couldn't be simpler to make and it's the perfect accompaniament for your Italian dinner.
Thanx Trish!

Mesclun salad mix
roasted peppers
vine ripened tomatoes
fresh mozzarella
Newman's Own Balsamic Vinaigrette

Place salad mix in a large salad bowl. Cut the peppers, tomatoes, and mozzarella into small bite sized pieces. Toss with dressing just before serving.

Top this salad with some grilled chicken or sliced London broil and it's a meal all on its own!
Clearly, you can add or substitute any ingredients, but be sure to use the fresh mozzarella cheese. (You know, the kind that comes in a little tub of salted water). The hard kind that you'd shred for pizza just isn't the same.
To add character to your salad, try cutting the peppers into strips and the tomatoes into wedges. The different shapes will add to your presentation.
If you're not a fan of Newman's Own dressings, try mixing up a packet of Good Seasons Italian dressing, just as directed, but use Balsamic Vinegar instead of regular vinegar. That's my favorite!

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