VALENTINE-SWEETHEART SALAD BY LADY ROSE
Rose Mary Mogan
Now years later, I still make it to say I LOVE YOU. I don't just wait for a holiday or special occassion, I make it quite often & with these step by step instructions you can too. It is quite an impressive presentation.
This is a great way to cut back & have a healthy light lunch, or make it smaller as a SIDE SALAD WITH DINNER.
It makes an impression & you can add or delete the ingredients that you do not care for. I love salad, & with a presentation like this, I am sure you are bound to win over those that don't
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- 1-2 pkg
- salad greens of your choice,iceburg,romaine, spinach
- 1 large
- carrot, shredded
- 1 small
- red onion, cut into thin rings
- 4 large
- eggs boiled, (1 per person)
- 2 medium
- tomatoes, cut into wedges
- 3-4 medium
- radishes sliced( plus 1 rosette for each salad)
- 1 large
- cucumber, sliced (12 slices per plate for lunch)
- 1 medium
- avacodo (optional) sprinkle with lemon juice,wedges or chopped
- 1/4 lb
- thin sliced genoa or hard salami
- 4-6 oz
- chicken breast roll (sliced thin)
- 6 slice
- cheese, white, yellow, cheddar or your choice of flavor
- 1 large
- red bell pepper (cut into strips or shaped as desired)
- 2-4 large
- square plates for a lunch(1 for each serving)
- chopped green onion tops, optional
3For the cucumbers With a dinner fork using the tines of the fork run them down the length of the cucumber about 1/4 inch deep into the cucumber. Repeat until the entire length of the cucumber has been completed. Now with a sharp knife, slice cucumber into thin slices, arranging 3 to 4 slices in the 4 corners of the plate.
ANOTHER OPTION: Would be to slice thin strips all the way down the length of the cucumber revealing the white flesh of the cucumber,then moving around length of cucumber leaving about a 1 to 1 1/2 inch patch of green on cucumber, then cut away another thin strip of peel away, alternately till the entire cucumber is complete. Then slice and arrange on serving plate or vegetable platter.
4To make the Chicken or Salami flower in the center of the salad. (YOU MAY USE ANY THIN SLICED ROUND LUNCHMEAT THAT YOU DESIRE)For the first slice, fold it in half, then fold the half into a quarter. Make a deep well in center of salad greens and place the first folded slice of meat. Repeat this step with the second slice of meat, and so forth and so on, place the second slice NEXT TO THE first slice, THEN REPEAT TILL YOU MAKE A ROUND CIRCLE. Arranging to complete circle. Then add the Radish Rosette in middle of meat flower. Or you may opt to add a whole Black olive in middle of Meat flower, then alternately thru out the flower.
7With a small heart shaped cookie cutter, make heart shaped cheese cut outs from slices of cheese, and arrange on sides of plate between the cucumber slices. Serve immediately or wrap and serve later.
Please note you can arrange these items in any pattern you so desire, this is just to give you an idea of what you can do to make your salad more appealing.