I love this time of year!  Fresh produce abounds and more and more is local.  It is good.

Tonight, we had salads, again.  Nothing unusual there – we do a lot of salads in the spring and summer – but the fresh fruit is arriving by the truckload and THAT is where things get interesting.

Tonight’s salad started off with your basic spring mix salad.  Then a container of sprouted beans sprinkled on top.  A tomato, a couple of plums, raspberries and strawberries… Topped with some grilled beef and a homemade bleu cheese dressing and some whole wheat rolls…

It was yumlicious!

The dressing was:

  • a couple ounces of bleu cheese
  • a few spoonfuls of mayonnaise
  • a splash of milk
  • a shot of worcestershire sauce
  • a shot of Tabasco
  • salt and pepper

Mixed with an immersion blender and a dressing was born.

I really love the blending of the sweet fruit with the savory beef, the crunch of the sprouted beans and the bitterness of the greens topped with the creamy bleu cheese.

Gastronomic heaven.