Saturday, April 18, 2009

Recipe Roundup: Steakhouse Salad

The first time I had a version of this salad it was at a steakhouse, and it's not so creative name was Steakhouse Salad so I guess that's what this is. I've made mine into a dinner salad, by adding leftover grilled chicken but it's delicious without it too. I must I like this flavor combination since it's similar to a cobb salad.

The original version was made with a wedge of head lettuce and drizzled with ranch dressing with blue cheese crumbles and bacon bits, as well as a few artistically arranged cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion slivers. The wedge of lettuce is pretty, but can be hard to cut and eat, especially if you've got your nice "going out" clothes on and are a messy eater like me. Since head lettuce doesn't have that many nutrients I don't use it. I also add more veggies instead of using them as a garnish.

Torn lettuce, I used red leaf lettuce
Blue Cheese Crumbles
Cooked Chicken
Ranch Dressing, I make mine with a Hidden Valley dressing packet.

Place lettuce on plate and layer remaining ingredients. Pour dressing on top and enjoy!

Katie at A Listmaker's Life has a weekly feature during the warm weather called Saturday Salads that I'm adding this too. I ♥ salads, so if you've got one please link it up so we can all get some new recipe ideas!

This has been added to a few recipe blog parties: Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace, and Kitchen Tip Tuesday at Tammy's Recipes.

15 Friends Said:

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

That looks SO delish! I'd love to have that plate in front of me right now!! Thanks for linking to Saturday Salads.

Vickie said...

That looks yummy. I love salads too, but the boring kind.

Kelli said...

That looks yummy. I love the blue cheese crumbles. Thanks for sharing.

Joanna said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. *smiles*

Thanks...We love all the neat personalized things like that from PB.

The lemon cake was good. It was a little too lemony for me. If I were to make it again, I would not do both the lemon cake and lemon pudding. I would buy just a yellow cake mix instead.

It's so versatile...I started thinking chocolate cake, with chocolate pudding and so on!

one pink fish said...

I just linked to your post. I absolutely love both of your sites. I too am a kindergarten teacher. It seems we have much in common.

Thanks for the YUMMY post.

Kris said...

Looks soooo good! Hidden Valley Ranch packets are the way to go. I can't do it through the bottle. Good choice!

Life with Kaishon said...

This does look yummy! I love a good salad in the Summer time : ). And the Spring time : ) And the fall time... yadda yadda yadda!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Now that is the kind of salad that I LOVE! Thanks for the idea. Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking up to TMTT.

Raise Them Up said...

That salad looks wonderful!

Songbirdtiff said...

YUM! I love a good salad and am always looking for new styles. Thanks!

By the way, nice blog design. ;)

shopannies said...

love great salads for spring/summer

Cupcake Dessert said...

This looks yummy!! I make one with shoestring potatoes.. I will have to remember to post a recipe soon! :)

Pam said...

Oh! I had a salad just like this today. So good!

Brenda said...

I would love this, for some reason I really like chicken and bleu cheese!

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

My hubby just ordered a salad at a restaurant that looked just like this...but I am sure we didn't pay the same, but I didn't have to make it for once...hee hee :) Thanks for linking it up to Tasty Tuesday.

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