Dinner Salad with Italian Dressing

Harvest!  Freshly picked lettuce is so good.  I love it when the first lettuce is ready and salad season begins.  I planted about 8 different varieties of lettuce this year.
It's fun to come up with different recipes on a daily basis. Changing a few ingredients and the type of dressing you use, keeps everyone interested in eating salads often.
Here is my recipe for the Italian dressing:

1 T. granulated garlic
1 T. granulated onion
2 T. white sugar
2 T. dried oregano
1 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp celery salt
2 T. salt
1/2 C. fresh basil
1/4 C. fresh parsley
1/4 C. white vinegar
1/2 C. balsamic vinegar
4 T. water
1-1/2 C. vegetable oil

Place all of the ingredients except the oil in your food processor.  Pulse until everything is pureed.  Slowly drizzle the oil in as the processor is running.

For this salad, I cooked some chicken and made some bacon.  I forgot to take a bacon photo.

Divide the lettuce amongst your plates.  I used some of my arugula which added a really nice flavor.

Basically, add what you like.  I added red onion, tomato, hard boiled eggs, cheddar, blue cheese, bacon, chicken, strawberries and blackberries.

Drizzle with the dressing and dig in!


Anonymous said…
what a beautiful plate of food! My husband would put this on bread, this is the type of sandwich he loves!
Anonymous said…
Those plates look just delicious! One really don't need anything more when having salad like that!

Have a great day!
Megs said…
I just made this dressing for later today and it beat out my old favorite! DEEE-licious! Thanks, Joyce!
Guillaume said…
Very summery. I had a sole meunière in a French restaurant today.
Cottage Tails said…
there is nothing like picking food straight from the garden to the table
Patty Woodland said…
I can't wait 'til ours comes in. We've had some spinach but no lettuce yet.
sandra hagan said…
beautiful and looking good.
jody said…
I have been making more salads lately with the nicer weather. This one looks great! Enjoy your evening!
Barb said…
I am a salad lover and that one looks wonderful!!
Kay said…
You are such an incredible chef! I love salads and this looks amazing!