Date Night Salad
Tony and I stood with our elbows on the kitchen counter, each of us holding a fork, eating the salad ravenously. “This just tastes expensive.” Tony stated… Which I thought was an excellent way to describe this particular salad.
This salad was inspired by the one I had our first night in New Orleans at Peche Seafood Grill. I was a little tipsy from champagne by the time my salad arrived and a week later I couldn’t quite recall the exact ingredients that the salad had consisted of, but I knew it had the most amazing light & creamy dressing, crisp greens, and cheese tossed with fresh dill. And I just couldn’t stop thinking about it!
I also remember they offered blue cheese for a slight upcharge, and I don’t even like blue cheese, but because they were charging more for it my wine-brain thought that blue cheese must enhance that salad in some, heavenly way (I know, I was suckered).
This led to me purchasing some blue cheese at the store for the salad along with a pear, a cucumber, and some fresh dill. We ended up making this salad twice it was so good and while I still don’t like blue cheese, I must say combined with the pear even a hater can appreciate the combo, although I prefer a healthy dose of parmesan in mine. And don’t forget the dill! The dill is like the fairy godmother that pulls everything together, in fact, if Tinkerbell was in charge of this she’d be sprinkling dill instead of pixie dust.
This salad is so easy to make but it tastes like something you should be having on a night out, wearing heels while you drink something expensive out of chilled stemware. But in reality, it’s just as good eaten over your kitchen counter in bare feet.