Monday, January 23, 2012

Yam and Balsamic Salad

Happy Chinese New Year!!!! We are Exhausted from yesterday's festivities, 10 dishes in 4 hours!

In Chinese New Year tradition you feast on New Years Eve and go vegetarian on New Years Day, a small attempt to counteract all the heavy food from NYE.

So for Dinner tonight we are having Garden Salad, topped with Yams, and a balsamic dressing.
This is our GO TO quick weekday meal! I would eat it every night if I could, even Lee likes it!
I find that by adding the yams it fills you up, WAY more than a regular salad.



2 or 3 small yams (or One HUGE yam)
a drizzle of olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Toss Diced yams with olive oil, salt and pepper, roast in a 400 degree oven for anywhere from 30 minutes to 45 minutes depending on how large your dice is!

For the salad we add:
1 head Romaine Lettuce
1/4 of a red onion, thinly sliced
1 Red Pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 a Cucumber
a couple radishes

Just your basic run of the mill garden salad.

Balsamic Dressing: (make lots!! You won't regret it)
3 parts olive oil to 1 part Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste!!

Pull your yams out of the oven and let cool slightly, meanwhile compile your salad. Top Salad with warm Yams, drizzle everything with your Balsamic Dressing!

It's seriously the BEST salad!!!

10 comments:

  1. This looks super yummy! We are always looking for quick, lighter meals. And, we love our Balsamic vinegar!!

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  2. Yummy! I'm going to make this one night this week. Our current favorite salad toppings right now are caramelized onions, a few cheese cubes and balsamic dressing. Your recipe sounds like it will become a favorite too! :-)

    Lisa

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  3. Sounds delicious.....we'll be trying it this week:)

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  4. This looks and sounds so good! I'm a vegetarian so I'm pretty stoked to try this. =)

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  5. This looks amazing! I am a clean eater, and though I do still eat a little meat, I like to have some great meatless options that the hubs can get excited about too! Thanks for sharing, this looks fantastic!

    Happy Chinese New Year!
    -Lisa

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  6. It's so simple and sounds delish! I will definitely be trying this recipe...and PINNED it baby!!

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  7. Holy krikey!!!!! 10 dishes!!!!!!! I shall make this salad tomorrow night, sounds yummy!

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  8. I am more interested in the napkin. It looks like it has the piece added like on your bar mops. Did you make the napkin or is it a bought one that you embellished? I would love to see a tutorial especially on making the complete napkin.

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  9. I'll get working on a How To: I have some fabric I've been meaning to turn into napkins!!! I'll have it ready Super Soon!!
    Thanks for the Idea!!
    Lots of Love
    Ashli

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  10. Awesome salad! My husband turned his nose up and the suggestion of sweet potatoes on a salad, but two big servings later he admitted it was great. Thanks Ashli.

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