Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Food Tuesday: Traditional Salads

Ash and I shared an amazing Cobb Salad for lunch over the weekend. Cobb salad is a pretty run of the mill salad and can be a little boring albeit delicious. I wanted to re-created something light for dinner last night and we opted for a Cobb Salad but I put a spin on tradition by adding shrimp instead of grilled chicken. I started looking for other fresh takes on the Cobb Salad and didn’t find anything. I finally concluded that it wasn’t truly a Cobb Salad if the ingredient palate (avocado, blue cheese, bacon, boiled eggs, tomatoes and cucumbers) changed.

It got me thinking about other traditional salads (Ceasar, anyone?) and how they’ve lost their edge in the era of curly kale, pomegranate arils, zucchini noodles and quinoa.  So, I decided to continue the salad kick on NCL (see Food Tuesday from May 19) and focus on tradition. Let’s shout out to an age gone by and work some tradition into our meals. Happy Eating and be sure to share your favorite traditional salads in the comments section below.

p/s can you tell I’m on a diet and trying to focus on salads instead of a box of donuts? 


1. Traditional Caesar Salad (Bon Appetit)
2. Salad Nicoi┼če (Saveur)
3. Greek Salad (Southern Living)
4. Brocoli Salad (
5. Waldorf Chicken Salad  (Southern Living)
6. Chef's Salad (Martha Stewart)

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