Sunday, November 14, 2010

Chicken Pesto Salad

 Total Time: 53 minutes

Grade: A-

Make Again: Maybe

Recipe Source: Light & Healthy 2010

The pesto in this recipe was very nice.  It was made lighter by skipping the pine nuts and using just a tiny bit of olive oil, and replacing some of that with a light mayo.  It works really well. I actually didn't have half the ingredients I needed on hand (mostly veggies), so my actual salad was very different than intended.  But it was still tasty and I enjoyed the leftovers the next day.

The biggest problem I had was the time it took to make. I like my salads to be quicker. I probably will use the pesto recipe again though. I didn't miss the pine nuts at all, which surprised me. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Steak Salad

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: minutes
Grade: A-
Make Again: Yes
Recipe Source: America's Test Kitchen Light & Healthy 2010

I actually made this recipe over a month ago, and forgot to write my post until now. I did like this, it was simple and good.  However, I would have been happier if it took a little bit less time to make. I may make again though.  

I'm not sure if I kept it light and healthy, because I don't know my beef cuts very well, and picked a higher fat steak at Trader Joe's accidently. It had tip in the name, so I thought it was what I wanted, but I was wrong.

The dressing was mustard-y and tangy. I liked it and it paired well with the potatoes and meat.