I am happy about two things.
1. It finally is feeling summer-like. I’m totally over this 60-degree, soggy weather in JUNE.
2. The CDC has stated that it is basically a-okay to eat romaine lettuce (since the infected lettuce shipments are now past their shelf-life date).
Which means that I can get back to my regular scheduled summer salad programming. Because I was CRAVING salad, guys. Like major cravings. Know when someone tells you not to do something and it makes you want it so much more. That was my struggle when it came to the romaine recall. (such a #dietitianproblem)
Even though the recall was restricted to romaine, I know that we have an interconnected food system… so IDK if my spinach or mixed greens was processed with tainted romaine (because E. coli cannot be washed off… you need to cook the food to kill the bacteria). So it was a leafy green no-go in my kitchen.
So when I could eat any leaf (green or otherwise), I was super pumped.
Which means I can share this Summer Cobb Salad with you (in good consciousness!).
It is a bed of lettuce (I used both mixed greens and romaine) topped with all the delicious things.
Definitely an epic way to usher salad back into our lives.
This cobb salad is literally the easiest thing to pull together.
Place a bed of greens on a platter and then top with avocado slices, homemade pickled onions (a summer staple in this house!), canned chunked tuna, bacon, and hard boiled eggs. Drizzle with oil/vinegar, lemon vinaigrette, or Green Goddess dressing – they are all amazing.
It’s a light, (almost) no cook salad – I like to bake up some extra bacon or boil some extra eggs during the weekend if I know I want this for dinner Monday night!
A perfect celebration of summer (and the return of romaine!).
- 3 cups mixed baby greens
- 3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- 5oz light chunk tuna, drained
- 1 avocado, sliced
- ¼ cup pickled onions
- 4 striped cooked bacon, chopped
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, cut into quarters
- Dressing of your choice - I recommend lemon vinaigrette or Green Goddess!
- Grab a large platter. Place lettuces on platter. Place each individual ingredient in even rows over the lettuce. Drizzle over dressing of choice and toss! All that's left is to dig in!
Recipe for pickled onions can be found here --> http://simplyrdfoodie.com/easiest-pickled-onions/