Monday, September 6, 2010

Craving: Hearty Salads

One of my favorite salads is mixed greens, cranberries, walnuts, and blue cheese, so I was immediately drawn to Ina's feature recipe in this month's House Beautiful: A Cape Cod Chopped Salad.

My senses never fail me when it comes to craving comfort foods at this time of the year, and a hearty salad ranks right up there on the "must-make" list for Fall. Ina's addition of Granny Smith apples and bacon, plus a dressing made with fresh orange zest quickly piqued my tastebuds. This salad is easily a one-course meal.

The dressing calls for maple syrup, which I didn't have on hand. Instead, I substituted local honey, and it worked fine. I also cut back on the olive oil, as I don't care for an overly-oily dressing.

My pic doesn't do it near enough justice. As for The Contessa's salad recipe: (as always) two thumbs up!


Rachael said...

That salad sounds so yummy!! Thanks for sharing, I'm totally saving that recipe!

corine said...

Gorgeous salad, and the pictures are wonderful!

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

Mmm, love Ina Garten and I also love a nice hearty salad! I will definitely be trying this recipe soon. My new plan for the fall is to try and wash lettuce and chop veggies on Sunday, and then I will have all the ingredients I need to make an easy salad during the week. Let's hope I stick with it!

The Consummate Hostess said...

Yum- I cannot wait to give this delicious salad a try!

paula said...

I have been wanting to try this. looks delicious.