Me and the boyfriend drove up to a spa on the Hudson River last Sunday and then spent a long rainy day in Tarrytown. By the time we were ready to head back into the city we knew we had to do a quick and easy dinner, but our day was much too special to settle on takeout. We decided to stop by Stew Leonards for some lobster roll fixins and make a big fresh salad from Saturday's Farmers Market run.
- Thinly slice carrots and cucumbers with either a mandoline or vegetable peeler. Let stand in ice water until they curl up.
- Chop up some of your favorite lettuce and/or micro-greens. Add diced tomato, a handful of sunflower seeds and flax seeds. Toss with a tasty dressing (this time I used Brianna's Homestyle Blue Cheese).
- Plate the dressed salad and top with cucumbers, carrots, sea salt, and fresh ground pepper.
Sometime a simple dinner is best.