Saturday, January 21, 2012

Julienned Bell Pepper Vinaigrette

I love buying a 6 pack of peppers at BJs (our local wholesale club.)  The beautiful orange, yellows, and reds brighten up any salad.  It's also my boy's favorite raw vegetable.

Every so often I get inspired to do something a bit different (for me) and I had the idea of julienning the bell peppers to put on a salad instead of the chunks we usually do.  I also love how my spell check is wigging out right now with this word; jullienne.  I've noticed that it doesn't pick up a whole lot of cooking terms.  The spell check maker guy must not know a whole lot of cooking terms.

Having said that, I also like to make up words.

This is super easy but you do need a sharp knife and a cutting board to get the deed done correctly.

I also threw in half an English cucumber to add in some green.

Once all the peppers are cut, place a bit of oil, vinegar (I love white balsamic), mustard (any kind you like), honey, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl and whisk.

Add the veggies and toss to coat.

I love me some Baby Romaine Hearts because I can buy a giant tub of these already washed. Salad is so much easier if the lettuce is already washed.

Top the lettuce with the seasoned peppers.

 So pretty.

You could drizzle the salad with the remaining dressing or just use a different one that compliments the flavors. My favorite is Creamy Peppercorn.  I just searched my blog and realized that I never posted this amazing dressing. That will be remedied shortly.

Shake up those salads a bit.

The Lunch Lady

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