Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Best-Salad-Ever Sandwich

I hope everyone had a lovely Memorial Day weekend, didn't get too sunburned, and remembered our fallen troops. My three days were lovely. Family BBQ, skating, 5K (that I didn't finish due to rain) and 8K (finished in an hour!) and some good ol' relaxing.

Over the weekend, I made My Favorite Salad:

Balsalmic dressing (any kind, preferably full-fat so it's less sweet)
Sliced fresh strawberries
Blue cheese (you could use feta)
Dried cranberries

This is good served as a side or eaten as a main dish for lunch with some bread. Sometimes I like to follow up with a piece of dark chocolate, reminding me of my senior year of college when I'd just started to eat "real foods." Wow, that was a long time ago...

When making up this salad, I decided I'd change it up a bit and make it into a sandwich. So I mixed up some sliced strawberries with blue cheese crumbles.

Poured in some raspberry vinaigrette dressing because it's what I had on hand.

Mixed it up.

Put some on whole-wheat bread.

Remembered that I forgot my dried cranberries, and tried to stick them to the mixture. Added some fresh spinach leaves. Any lettuce would work as well.

I even cut it in half to feel fancy. Plus, this sandwich wanted to fall apart, so this made it more manageable. So delicious!

The next day, I mixed it up again, remembering to add the craisins sooner. I put that mixture and some spinach in a fresh, local, whole-wheat pita. I liked this way better!


Anonymous said...

great idea, i have some lo carb pitas here, i may ahve this for lunch,only replace blue cheese with feta and add some red onion.....from Joyce

Ashley @ Decorating Obsessed said...

Yum! That looks so good! I will have to try it.