January 25, 2012

Italian Lettuce Salad

I'm late!  Normally I put up the days recipe first thing in the morning but today has been a little bit more unusual than some, and busier than others.  It is 1:45 pm and to be honest I'm just now having breakfast.  Leftover Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup from last night.  But because I'm pressed for time (leaving in 15 minutes to get my daughter from school) I can't upload the photos and post the recipe so that one will wait.

Instead, I have this very simple lettuce salad to post.  Remember, all my posted recipes are guidelines.  Use what you want but for heaven's sake, leave out an ingredient if you or your family hate it.  The idea is to play with your food.  Make it your own favorite way. 

I am swamped today so this may very well be our dinner tonight too!

Italian Lettuce Salad

1 head romaine lettuce, cut into 1-inch squares
1/4 lb sliced pepperoni, chopped
1/3 c drained sliced pimientos
1/3 c chopped red onion
1 1/2 c drained, rinsed, and chopped canned artichoke hearts
3 T red or white wine vinegar
1/4 c olive oil
1/2 t salt
1/4 t fresh-ground black pepper
1/2 c grated Parmesan

Mix the vegetables and pepperoni first.  Mix the vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Add to the salad.  Toss and top with Parmesan.  Delicious!!Print Friendly and PDF