Salad With contemporary Vegetables

on February 3, 2012

At the tip of a busy day you wish to come out your shoes, relax, and revel in a tasty meal. Hungry as you’re, you do not wish to pay innumerable time on cooking. Frozen meals could also be the solution, however they have a tendency to be loaded with fat, salt, and preservatives.

How are you able to get a fast and delicious meal on the table?

Pre-chopping vegetables one answer. If you’re cutting the information off contemporary string beans, for instance, and cutting them into items, you’ll similarly fix additional. constant is true of carrots and mushrooms. Weekends are a decent time to arrange vegetables for the times ahead.

Cooking additional is another answer. When i am cooking spaghetti or the other reasonably pasta, I cook double the amount i want. I drizzle to a small degree olive oil over the drained pasta to stay it from sticking along. additional pasta is refrigerated or frozen in plastic zipper baggage.

A few days ago I bought a package of Chinese noodles. These curly noodle are packaged in separate bundles and cook in an exceedingly matter of minutes. One bundle was enough for the low mein i used to be creating, however I cooked the whole package. I place the additional noodles in an exceedingly plastic bowl, mounted the lid securely, and popped them into the refrigerator.

It was extraordinarily not future day, and since I did not wish to face over a hot stove, i made a decision to repair a salad. Chinese noodle salad sounded smart to me and that i checked the refrigerator vegetable drawer to envision the manufacture I had accessible. I found half a red pepper, a hunk of red onion, and leftover inexperienced beans. I conjointly had some leftover roast beef.

All of those ingredients would go well in an exceedingly salad. Slicing the meat into matchstick items took solely one or two of minutes. Cutting the red pepper and inexperienced beans took some minutes a lot of and, before I knew it, dinner was on the table. Though I thought-about a soy sauce dressing, I selected bottled Italian dressing instead. The result was one in every of the most effective salads I’ve ever tasted.

You may use a package of Ramen noodles for the salad. Shredded chicken could also be substituted for the roast beef. alternative vegetables, like sliced contemporary mushrooms, inexperienced pepper, and pea pods would conjointly work well. Follow the directions on the Chinese noodle package to avoid over-cooking them. you’ll conjointly use a unique bottled dressing.

Put the cooked noodles and cut vegetables into a salad bowl. Drizzle with dressing, toss gently, and refrigerate for quarter-hour to mix flavors. Tear lettuce into bite-size items and divide among plates. Spoon salad mixture over lettuce and lay roast beef strips on prime. Pass additional dressing if required. Makes four servings.

Harriet Hodgson has been an freelance journalist for 30+ years. He twenty fourth book, Smiling Through Your Tears: Anticipating Grief, written with Lois Krahn, MD, is obtainable from Amazon.

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