Sunday, March 11, 2018

ABC Salad

Sometimes (a lot of times) I have difficulty sleeping. I just can’t seem to shut my mind down. On those nights, when I have trouble getting to sleep, I think about a lot of weird things. The other night I was thinking about having a mystery dinner that would feature dishes that reflected titles of popular mystery novels. Having just finished watching Agatha Christie‘s ABC Murders, I decided that would be the name of my salad.

It is certainly easy enough to make a salad that contains three ingredients beginning with the first three letters of the alphabet. I chose three of my favorite salad ingredients, fresh apples, beets (in this case golden beets), and cubes of Camembert cheese. It was a delicious combination, not to mention packed with a nutritious punch. I was tempted to toss in a handful of walnuts, as I often do when I make a salad, but decided to leave this as is; I enjoyed it a great deal. It’s colorful, tasty, unique, and so good for you!
ABC Salad

1 container of mixed greens
2-3 Gala apples, cored and cubed
1 9-oz. pkg.
Melissa’s Peeled, Steamed & Cubed Golden Beets
1 small wheel Camembert cheese, cubed
Your favorite vinaigrette salad dressing*

Toss all ingredients together, and serve immediately.

*I tend to use a raspberry vinaigrette anytime I have fruit in a salad, which is often. I like the tangy-ness of the dressing, and feel that it really brings out the flavor of the fruit. Here’s the recipe that I use, but don’t feel hemmed in by this, you can use any favorite dressing of your own.

Raspberry Vinaigrette

1/3 cup raspberry vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
1½ teaspoons sugar
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
½ cup vegetable oil

Place all dry ingredients into the bottom of a medium size mixing bowl and whisk together until blended.

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Stacey said...

This sounds wonderful! We love beets in salad. I've probably never had Camembert cheese and need to change that.

Linda said...

Pattie you have such productive thoughts when you can't sleep! That salad is just beautiful - my mouth is watering. :)