June 30, 2010

Easy Garden Dinner with Buttermilk Dressing

Yesterday, I was up in the hills of Glastonbury, CT working at a new house.  Glastonbury is right in the middle of CT farm country.  I stopped on my way home and found everything I needed for a dinner salad including baby yukon gold potatoes.  The potatoes gave me the inspiration for the dressing.  I also love chopping herbs into salads to give each bite a more full flavor.  Topped with a buttermilk dressing the salad came together quickly and any leftovers will taste better today.

Dressing
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 cloves garlic minced
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp sugar
2 tbs white wine vinegar
1 tbs olive oil

combine in a jar or shaker, and shake until well combined

Salad
Green beans steamed and rinsed in cool water
fresh herbs including parsley and chives
Mixed Greens I chose spinach and 2 types of letuce
olives
tomatos
potatoes quartered and boiled seasoned with salt and pepper
hard boiled eggs
smoked turkey and provolone sliced

Of course almost anything would taste great in the salad.  I like the way the beans and potatoes give it a nice substance.

9 comments:

  1. That looks so delicious to me! The perfect dish for a hot summer night...

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  2. This is a beautiful thing! Love the buttermilk dressing, you're making me very hungry:-)

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  3. Buttermilk is just the best isn't it!! your salad looks amazing and how you arranged it on the plate!!

    ~Prairie Story...care of Alison Zulyniak

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  4. ohh yay!!! What a fabulous blog! I am always looking for new things to cook and try so this will be wonderful! Happy to meet you via the blogosphere!
    Anna

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  5. Looks amazing and such a great idea!!!

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  6. jenny13.7.10

    looks so good!

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