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.