August 20, 2015
This salad is so deliciously interesting with a unique co-mingling of flavours. Everything is so fresh, it’s a winner!! He’ll love you for it!
Goat cheese medallions
For goat cheese medallions:
Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the first 8 ingredients in a shallow bowl. Gently press goat cheese medallions into the spice mixture to coat all sides. Place on baking sheet and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Steam potatoes until just tender, about 10 minutes 10 Minutes, allow to cool. Steam green beans until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes 5 Minutes. Rinse under cold water, drain and pat dry with paper towel. Peel and slice asparagus. Thinly slice carrots and cucumber. Combine greens and basil in large bowl, toss and dress with enough vinaigrette to coat lightly and then place on a large platter. In the same large bowl, mix potatoes, green beans, asparagus, carrots, cucumber with remaining dressing. Arrange potatoes and vegetables atop greens. Scatter tomatoes and olives over. Place goat cheese medallions atop to create your work of art...it really does look like edible art! Enjoy!
We’ve designed a handy ‘from the heart’ kitchen confidence rating scale for you to guide you through the recipes (yep, we think of everything)!
= Everyday deliciously simple. Pretty quick, just get the food on the table pronto!
= Put your heart into it! Takes a little more time ‘n TLC!
= Go the extra mile! Gourmet – takes time and/or special ingredients and/or technique – worth the extra effort for the impressive WOW factor!
= You walk on water! You must be a Chef!
We’ve designed a handy budget rating scale for you to guide you (and your wallet) through the recipes. Recipes are graded from the ‘high-end caviar-type budget’ to the ‘lower-end spam canned meat type-budget’.
= Spam (aka low budget)
= Mac ‘n Cheese (aka mid budget)
= Filet Mignon (aka higher budget)
= Caviar (aka expensive…but you’re worth it!)