Monday, July 19, 2010

Toss it! (Salad Days Part 3)

This week's salad is another one from the college of Winging It (I also graduated from the Wing-it School of Computer Science in the late nineties. It's an offshoot of the CYA School of Business, but I digress). I developed this a long time ago for use at Pot Lucks when I couldn't afford to bring much. It makes a great side or a great meal or a great sandwich stuffed in a pita, depending on how you decide to serve it:

Tossed Chef's Salad

1/2 pound deli ham sliced thin 
1/2 pound sliced turkey
1/2 pound sliced swiss
1/2 pound of cheddar, in thin slices

Optional ingredients:
3 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1/2 pound roast beef

1 head iceberg lettuce torn (since we're feeding people and not rabbits)
1 package spring mix to vary texture and taste.
1 cucumber sliced
Cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Cut meats and cheeses into roughly 3/4" square pieces. Toss all ingredients together, top with oil and vinegar and salt and pepper. Serve. It's that easy.

This was always a hit at parties I brought it to. It's crunchy, full of interesting tastes and textures, and full of protein, so even big macho guys who never eat veggies will eat it.

If you can get your veggies at a farmer's market or a health food store, you won't have to worry about washing the wax off your cucumbers. (this applies to English hothouse cucumbers as well). Peels should be left on cucumbers to help you avoid gas.

Questions? Comments? Critiques?  I haven't heard from anyone in a while, all comments are welcome!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like the perfect salad.. minus the roast beef. no frills and very filling.