Thursday, April 12, 2012

Warning: Salad Was More Colorful Than It Appears

Salad Night at The Bates Estate

Since we bought a big bunch of baby spinach the other day, I knew a big salad was going to be on the menu this week.  Here's what into it.


leftover baked cod (about 1/2 a filet which I'd topped and baked with feta cheese and breadcrumbs and, yes, butter)-- broken up into smaller pieces

2 ripe avocados, sliced

one sweet red pepper, sliced thin

a handful of mushrooms, sliced thin

a couple of handfuls of sweet yellow cherry tomatoes, cut in half

a handful of rosemary focaccia, cubed

a bunch of baby spinach


approx 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
fresh squeezed juice of 1 and a half honkin' big california navel oranges
approx 1/8 cup of redwine vinegar
crushed black pepper
dash of sea salt

mixed in sealed container and shaken

Dress the salad about 5 minutes before serving. Divine. We both loved it.
I should have gotten a picture of the salad before I dressed it because it looked prettier then.

Oh well, it tasted better with the dressing than it did without.

I'll do this one again for sure. If you don't like fish or you're a vegetarian, replace with whatever protein you like.....beef, chicken, beans, tofu.

It was a keeper.

Have a wonderful Thursday in your corner of the world. I'm doing the same here.  Just got back from a meeting in Exeter and narrowly escaped all the hullabaloo, as Vice President Biden is about to speak at the town hall. There's always something happening round there parts, especially come election time.  One of the great things about living in the Granite State.



  1. Oh yum! That would also be great with chicken.

    1. for sure.......make it easy and pick up a rotisserie bird Lynette.

  2. That looks and sounds delicious! Must think of using fish in salads more than I do! Still unable to access my blog and two email sites (my fault, I think), but can still visit your blogs, in between sewing toys.


    1. well, that just stinks Isobel. Here's hoping you figure out the problem soon!

  3. Your salad looks and sounds really tasty! I may have to give it a try, and I love the idea of doing it with fish.
    Everyday Inspired

    1. a keeper for sure. shrimp would probably be divine on this too.

  4. Looks De-lish! I think I'll try it with some shrimp next weekend :) Thanks for the tips!

    1. did you do it with the shrimp? love shrimp and avocado together

  5. Mmmm, looks delicious... is it suppertime yet?? ;)

    1. boy do i wish there was a biggo batch of this salad ready to go. i'm about to stuff a chicken and roast on grill!


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