Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cobb Salad and Dressing

I promised yesterday to let you know the results of Rocco's recipe for Cobb Salad and Not Your Mama's Ranch Dressing.
First the dressing.......
Excellent! I would choose it even if I did not know how many calories or fat in it. I do not (I thought) like low fat or no fat dressings. I would rather have a sprinkle of vinegar than these. I followed the recipe using Low-Fat Mayo. I used dried chives and parsley this time but will definitely make this again using fresh. I didn't have any low fat sour cream so I substituted Dannon Greek Yogurt (0 fat)
The result was a creamy ranch like dressing with a great flavor....you really must try it.

Now the salad......
The recipe is pretty much basic ingredients; lettuce, grilled chicken, tomato, scallions(I used green onions this time), avocado, Hormel real bacon bits, reduced-fat feta (I left this off...didn't have any)
I love salad and this is just exactly like I like mine. I did find that just a small amount of the bacon bits gives an added flavor. I really liked it.


















I had to have a shake or two of balsamic to top it off. This one had become my favorite....from Whole Foods.
























So now you are probably wondering what my husband thought of the low-fat dinner? I didn't tell him, he thought it was just a regular chef salad with homemade dressing. He had no complaints....yea! But around 9:00PM he was wishing for a cheeseburger topped with portabello mushroom (his new favorite food item) I guess a meal that light can't fill a hardworking, tired man! I should have served it as a side.

To get back in good graces he is getting a steak, baked potato and grilled portabello tonight....hey you have to keep the men happy! We will ease into the calorie counting........

Nanny

10 comments:

Nancy's Notes said...

That sounds scrumptious and so does your dinner tonight! Thanks for sharing~

Nancy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks and sounds delicious, Nanny... Thanks for the recipe.

Glad you are giving your hubby a steak and baked tater tonight!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Solar Powered said...

Yum, that salad looks delicious. I can't wait to read that book. The picture of the vinegar is so sharp!

Becky said...

Oh yum, sooo deslish thanks for sharing Im salavating now,LOL

Becky said...

delish that was lol

Deb said...

sounds good...will have to try it some time...

Betsy said...

that looks really yummy! I've never heard of white balsamic!

Pam said...

I just bought my first bottle of white balsamic...I love it. The salad looks delicious.

Ca88andra said...

That salad looks delicious!

Rose said...

looks very taste. thanks