Friday, August 19, 2011
Chef Salad w/ Honey Mustard Dressing
Boy am I glad it's Friday! I don't really have big plans for the weekend (possibly the KY State Fair?), but the usual - relaxing.
Andy is going to be out tonight for a bachelor party, so that leaves me to fend for myself tonight for dinner. I work late, so I might just throw together some CSA vegetables and see what I come up with!
Salads are always my go-to lunch during the week, but every now and then you'll see them appear for dinner. I made this a while back, but it's still been in the back of my mind because it was one of the best and most filling salads I've ever had. The easy honey mustard dressing really makes this something special!
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon chopped dill
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and julienned
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
3 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
shredded cheddar cheese
sliced turkey, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
I love the "Mason Jar" method when making salad dressings. What is that? Well, basically, throw in all of the ingredients for the dressing into a Mason Jar. Shake until mixed. Pour on top of salad. Easy? Hell yeah it is.
To assemble the salad, wash the lettuce and shake dry. Divide among plates and top with apple, eggs, bacon, cheese, turkey, and carrots. Drizzle on dressing.
And bam! Lunch or dinner is ready in no time.
I don't usually like honey mustard as anything other than a dipping sauce for chicken, but on top of this salad... it was amazing.
What's your favorite salad & dressing combo?
Have a great weekend guys!