[30 Day Challenge] Something New

Random Observation/Comment #381: Making a salad isn’t exactly cooking, but I’m combining this with making garlic bread, which required some time in the oven. DSC_0121 Recipe: Something new

DSC_0964 This recipe for salad with garlic bread croutons was made up on the spot to go with the baked ziti. I added thinly sliced cucumber and some lettuce with lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, sugar, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. The shrimp was already made as cocktails so I decided to eat it separately. Croutons were basically garlic bread crushed into little pieces. The baguette was cut in half and covered with butter, crushed garlic, oil, red pepper flakes, and some oregano. I cut it diagonally afterwards and it crumbled, so I decided to throw it into the salad. Genius!

Lessons Learned:

  • Throw whatever you want into a salad. My salad had spaghetti in it (inside joke).
  • Slice things thinly or in bite sized portions for easy munching
  • Make the salad dressing separately. Add a little bit of sugar to balance out the sour and tart from the lemon.
  • Make the garlic bread extra crispy to make better croutons.

Final Thoughts:

DSC_0027 I think I just like to eat cucumbers with salad dressing. Maybe it’s just the salad dressing. A little bit of green does go a long way, as I learned when in Brazil. It was probably a good idea to have some of this in my challenge.


~See Lemons Eat Salad with Garlic Bread