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{crunchy iceberg salad bowls}

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Basically it’s STILL not Friday.  This week is kicking my ass.  Kid shit.  Appointments.  Work.  Errands.  Life.  Kaia!  Ha!  Sorry if I’ve been a complainer.  Next week will be SO.MUCH.BETTER!  Been trying to stay off the chard, but today, today I may just make a little exception.  I’m with Pooh.  “let’s go smash a few bottles”

After this mornings Kaia BRIK Challenge, I’m starving.  So, let’s chat about food!  Sound good?  Okay, good!

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I dig a big green salad with dinner.  Bailey, on the other-hand, does NOT.  Unless I use iceberg.  For some reason, I’ve been anti iceberg.  Typically I grab mix greens, arugula or romaine (staying away from that shit).  Never iceberg.  So, I saw this recipe floating over the internet and though, hummm.  That looks killer.

Thank you Barefoot Contessa for continually making easy + fresh recipes that the whole house loves.  Without fail, every single Ina Garten recipe I’ve ever attempted has been fantastic!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 5 oz blue cheese crumbles, divided
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • pinch of sugar
  • salt + pepper
  • 3 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, white + green parts thinly sliced
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 2 slices bacon, crumbled (optional)

 

For the dressing:

Place 1/2 of the container of blue cheese crumbles in bowl and microwave for 15 seconds, or until it begins to melt.  If you don’t own a microwave, like myself, the stove top works too!!

Into a food processor add mayo + greek yogurt + red wine vinegar + sugar + salt + pepper + melted blue cheese.  Process until smooth.  Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

For the salad:

Combine celery + radishes + green onions in a bowl.

Trim the stem off the lettuce.  Cut in half.  Gently pull 3 leaves at a time keeping in round cup shapes.  Sounds weird.  Or cut in wedges, that would be easier.

Spoon dressing over iceberg lettuce cups.  Sprinkle with salt + pepper.

Top with veggie mixture.

Distribute remaining blue cheese crumbles + bacon crumbles.

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The verdict: Bay polished off her salad first.  She loved it.  And asked me to make it again the following evening.  For the record, Bay doesn’t like green onions + radishes or blue cheese….LOL!  I win!  I win!  Don’t you love it when that happens?

And you guys, iceberg isn’t that bad.  Like at all.  To be honest, I really enjoyed it.  It’s got that crunch that I almost forgot about!  Even added it to the grocery list for this week too.

xoxo stacyb

 

 

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