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It’s hot! In almost every other state you will experience four seasons in a given year. In So Cal, you get two: hot and hotter. During these especially warm months, it’s hard to justify spending hours in a hot kitchen when your family is just going to pick at the meal and leave their plates half empty. Who can eat a big meal when the weather outside is stifling?In order to ensure we still get some form of nourishment yet keep the house moderately cool, we have resorted to eating lots of salad.
While there are tons of salad recipes out there, my husband prefers salads made with iceberg lettuce. There is something about the water content of the leaves which he finds refreshing.
For the fun of it, we thought we’d share our favorite salad ‘recipe’. The ingredients are very simple and yet flavorful.
Kitchen Sink Salad
Iceburg Lettuce, shredded
Cilantro, finely chopped
Fresh Spinach Leaves
Tomato, finely sliced
Cucumber, halved and finely sliced
Red Bell, finely sliced
Onion, finely sliced
Chicken Lunchmeat, diced
Equal parts blue cheese dressing & homemade salsa, approximately 1/2 cup each
2 tbsp. Worcester Sauce
Being salad, this is as easy as it gets… Chop and slice all veggies. Chop lunchmeat. Toss the ingredients into a large bowl. Add the ingredients for the dressing directly into the salad bowl (no need for pre-mixing) and toss the salad. Serve salad with freshly baked bread.
See how easy that was? It’s no wonder this becomes our favorite meal during the summer. It takes about ten minutes to prep and feeds all of us well. With fresh bread, you can’t go wrong!
Time to Chime In: Share your favorite salad recipe with us! We’re always looking for new ways to use a head of lettuce!