Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My New Favorite Salad!

Recently I had lunch at the Garden Room located about
a mile and half from me. It's new and a perfect place for my
friends and I to meet for lunch.
I ordered a wonderful salad that was full of grilled veggies.
This didn't turn out to be exactly like it (I'm terrible at grilling vegetable!), but it was my inspiration for this salad that my husband, son and I like so much, I've served it three times since last week. I've earned raves reviews too!

Saute in olive oil - coarsely chopped green onions,  red bell pepper, yellow and zucchini squash, eggplant peeled or unpeeled, and minced garlic. May have to cover with a lid for awhile for veggies to cook through. Cool slightly and then place on top of romaine or red tip lettuce. I cooked shrimp, seasoned with cajun spices to add on top of the salad. I would say add a very good  vinaigrette dressing
true confessions

I used just a bit of good ol' Ranch Dressing!
I like the creaminess it added to this salad.

My son added feta cheese.

I can't wait for Friday as I'll be linking to

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Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh this sounds wonderful! I love veggies (which is good as a vegetarian!) and am always on the look out for great flavorful recipes and this really fits the bill :-) Thank you!

A Vintage Chic said...

Looks so delicious, Karen! I'll have to give it a try!

Hope your day is wonderful...


Kathy said...

Hi Karen, thanks for stopping by...hoping this goes through as blogger has been very naughty lately, but know I am there with every post, and loving your blog!

Lori E said...

A great way to grill veggies for your salad is to use a Panini Grill or George Foreman type grill. Takes minutes and very little oil since you can just brush some on.
Plus this gives you some pretty grill marks. Remember we eat with our eyes too.
Sorry people but there has to be a smidgen of oil or you might as well eat them raw. We need a bit of oil to aid in absorption of nutrients.

Nancy's Notes said...

I can't wait to try it, sounds scrumptious! I love grilled veggies and I've got it printing right now!

Love ya!

Jennifer said...

I need to try the Garden Room! That salad looks great! Great food photos! :)

Laura said...

It looks amazing!
You are such a good cook!


Theresa said...

Hi there dear friend, I have missed visiting with you:) I have taken a little break for some fresh air and sunshine at the beach! The salad sound soooooo yummy! I'll be right over:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow, this sounds wonderful and so flavorful! I will definitely be trying it. I love grilled or roasted veggies.

I'm a new follower and will be looking for more delicious dishes. Stop by and say hi when you can ~ I have a giveaway going right now.


Kathy said...

Hi Karen, finally I can comment....have to stay signed out of google to make that work....that salad looks out of this world..yummmm