Thursday, October 20, 2011

Simply Dressed Lunch Salad

Most days, I make it home for lunch, and often my lunch of choice is a salad.

The other day, I received a coupon for Marzetti Simply Dressed salad dressing through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program. The dressing is refrigerated, and there are ten flavors to choose from.

I chose Blue Cheese as the toddler really enjoyed the blue cheese dressing hubby ordered in a restaurant a few weeks ago, and we never have it at home.


I first tried it on my lunch salad which consisted of leftover leaf lettuce, tomatoes, and halibut.


I was afraid the blue cheese dressing would not go with the fish, but it actually went very well. The dressing is creamy and has a slight, very pleasant blue cheese taste. The blue cheese is not at all overpowering, and I enjoyed it a lot. 



Questions: What’s your favorite salad dressing? I usually dress my salad very simply with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. If I feel “fancy,” I’ll add some cheese. It’s fun to experiment with a good bottled dressing once in a while though. Any exciting weekend plans? Our last couple weekends have been really busy, and we have to catch up a lot around the house. I hope to get lots of things crossed off my do-to list so that I don’t feel too frazzled come Monday (I have been feeling that way too often lately…).

Be well,
Andrea

10 comments:

  1. Hi Andrea! I'll do my big Sat and Sun workouts at the gym, but otherwise I'll be stuck in my office working for the weekend. Lots to be done since it sounds as though I might be traveling to Pittsburgh to see middle daughter in November.

    :-) Marion

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  2. I love blue cheese dressing, but my favourite has to be fig balsamic. YUM!

    When I first saw your salad I thought the halibut was BIG shavings of parm cheese! LOL

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  3. Your salad looks yummy! I usually make my own simple balsamic vinegarette with golden balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper, but it's always fun to try new things. My family and I are headed up to LA this weekend for a big family get-together to celebrate what would have been my grandmother's 100 birthday {She passed away 6 years ago.} She was an amazing lady, so I'm really looking forward to the celebration. Have a fun "catch-up" weekend!

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  4. Mmm and see blue cheese and fish sounds so good to me. But I am pretty crazy about my blue cheese :) Happy weekend, Andrea!

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  5. When I was young I hated blue cheese, but I've grown to absolutely love it, and in fact (when we have it around) it's my favorite dressing! Usually I do something like you, with oil and vinegar, salt and pepper. I love to use the flavored vinegars, like blueberry and fig.
    We're going to a wedding up north this weekend, for my cousin. It's a shotgun wedding....should be...interesting.

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  6. Blue cheese is my favorite dressing... I'll have to give this one a try.

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  7. Ranch. Always has been, and always will be. Though I rarely have it these days. That's okay, though, because there are many other great, tasty dressings. We're slowly but surely tending to the home, yes?

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  8. I am not a fan of Blue Cheese dressing but hubby likes it. I have a couple of dressings that I like to make with good vinegar and olive oil, garlic Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.

    I do buy a light Caesar dressing by Cardini's that we like and it makes it super fast and easy to put a dressed salad on the table.

    I hop you got a lot of chores done this weekend. I have been kind of lazy this weekend. But sometimes we need a rest!

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  9. I love balsamic dressings but I do have a weakness for creamy ones..especially like this blue cheese. Yum!

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  10. Funny you mention blue cheese dressing- my favorite dressing on the globe is Bob's Big boy light. It doesn't even taste light and it's blue cheese and sooooooooo good. But you know me, I still thin it with white balsamic- or even red balsamic- yummm!. I have a post half written about salads and things to liven them up. that's one of the things :-? haha

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