Delicious Dinner Salad, Brought to You By This Week’s CSA

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a pile of farm-fresh veggies and cheese.

This Sunday night Dave and I finished running a few errands and decided that we wanted something really fresh for dinner. We ended up making a Cobb-ish creation, starring all kinds of fresh produce from our weekly CSA box.

Here’s what we used:

  • Salad greens
  • Sweet corn
  • Salami
  • Cheddar
  • Beefsteak tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Bacon
  • Homemade croutons
  • Fresh bread
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Aged balsamic

To make your own croutons, simply cube up some good bread and give it a light dusting of olive oil and a few spices to match the mood your salad is going for.

Toast until they are golden brown and crispy.

In the meantime, lay out your salad greens, and leave room for a little side. We used a simple crostini of fresh, good bread, fresh mozzarella and a tomato slice drizzled with balsamic.

Then add your toppings. Giving each one its own spoke makes for great presentation.

Don’t forget to dress your salad – we used a mustard vinaigrette Dave mixed together.

And drizzle your balsamic.

And then enjoy, hopefully outside and with a glass of homemade root beer (post coming soon).


  1. That last picture is making my mouth water. A very difficult task for a salad but that looks great!

    Comment by Mary Knopp — July 19, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

  2. What kind of camera are you using, babe?

    Comment by Lauren Denigan — July 19, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

  3. It’s a Canon EOS Rebel XTI. Almost all of the more recent photos are shot using a macro lens.

    Thanks for reading, btw <3

    Comment by rbkhubbard — July 19, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

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