Thursday, October 16, 2008

romaine salad with green goddess dressing

It's time to shake up my lunch routine. When it comes to dinners and sweets, I'm always up for something new. But lunches...well...lets just say that once I get fixated on a lunch I like, it could be weeks or even months until I move on to something else. For longer than I care to admit, I've been spending my lunch hour with Amy and her burritos. And while they are delicious, I've been feeling like I need to add some more veggies to my afternoons. So this weekend, after a trip to the Greenmarket, I decided to switch it up a bit. I made a quick romaine salad with chopped veggies, toasted walnuts and cheese and topped it with a Green Goddess Dressing made from ripe avocado, buttermilk, and fresh tarragon. It was tasty and satisfying, and while it's not going to keep me from my afternoon rendezvouses with Amy completely, I may be seeing a little less of her from now on.

Romaine Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
Dressing adapted From Ellie Krieger, Available Here

For the Salad
1/2 head romaine, roughly chopped
6 small radishes, thinly sliced
1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons feta, crumbled
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted


La Bella Cooks said...

I love green goddess dressing and this looks delicious and healthy. This looks like a perfect lunch!

Susan @ SGCC said...

Thank you for this recipe. I love Green Goddess dressing and can never find it at the store any more. My uncle just brought me over a basket of avocados from his tree. This is perfect!

Karen said...

It has been years since I've had Green Goddess. Can't wait to try this!

Astra Libris said...

Ooooh, what a beautiful salad! I love green goddess dressing, and I too tend to get "fixated" on a single lunch (mine is PB&J, which is desperately in need of the addition of some veggies), so thank you for tempting me with a fresh new lunch option!

Cookie said...

What a perfect way to use Avocado! I know they're good for me but sometimes the big chunks just taste too rich. I'm definitely gonna try this dressing out. Thanks!

Cakelaw said...

I'm with you - I always find it more challenging to do interesting lunch than any other meal. I went through a pasta phase, and a ham cheese and tomato phase. Lovely looking salad - and "green Goddess Dressing" sounds just devine!

Matt's Kitchen said...

I have this cookbook and am glad to see you tried it. I haven't made it yet!