Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Quick Dinners

I haven't had many blog updates for dinner lately as I've been on a salad kick. I thought I would share my two recent favorites. I can't say I had any planning in making these, I just threw them together based on what I had on hand. I should have photographed them, because they had very nice presentation!

Deviled Egg Salad-a perfect way to make a complete meal in a hurry. This is great for easy yet elegant entertaining at lunch time, especially in the summer. I use my vegetable steamer to steam my eggs. Takes 15 minutes and they come out perfect every time. My deviled egg recipe is simple, mix yolks with mayo and Dijon mustard. My special touch is smoked Spanish paprika. A must have ingredient for the pantry. Prepare the salad as usual and add deviled eggs to finish.

Baby Arugula
Cherry Tomatoes
Chopped Green Onion
Deviled Eggs
Annie's Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Chicken-I absolutely love strawberries in my salad. I could eat this salad every day. This is a great recipe to use up leftover grilled or roast chicken. I roasted an extra chicken breast while cooking this week so I used that. This salad couldn't get any simpler. Its so versatile. You could add goat cheese, blue cheese or whatever cheese you had on hand. Avocado would also be a nice addition.

Mixed Salad Greens with Herbs
Roast Chicken
Asiago Cheese
Honey Roasted Sunflower Seeds (These are the best addition to a salad. I picked these up at a Wild Flower Farm while on vacation in the Texas Hill Country. I'm hoping I can order more, because I'm almost out!)
Caesar Salad Dressing or my other favorite Annie's Papaya Poppy seed


The Comin Family said...

Those salads sound yummy!! And thanks for the tip of making the eggs in the steamer... never thought of that one. It will make my life so much easier. Ashley and Christopher just love hard boiled eggs!!

Deborah said...

I always love a good salad! They both sound fantastic, but I really want to try the deviled egg one!