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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Deconstructed Wedge Salad

This recipe came from the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, p. 61.  (  I had checked her website at various times.  I was looking for books to check out from the digital library on my iPad and this book came up.  I thought, "Why not?"  Well, reading a cookbook on an iPad is not ideal.  You see about half a page at a time, with very small photos.  But I liked the recipes and thought that I would buy the book.  

Well, I bought the book, and it is SO much better than trying to read on the iPad.  There are lots of good recipes that I want to try.  

This salad is on a dinner plate and easily serves 4 to 6.  I ended up cutting it into wedges for ease in serving, but it made for a colorful and inviting salad.

Instead of cutting into wedges, Deb Perelman slices the head of lettuce into 6 big slices and layers them, adding dressing and topping on each before adding the next layer of lettuce.  For me, this is more about the presentation than recipes.