Hi everyone! We are rolling through August, but with 90 degree temps in Denver it’s still salad weather! Today I am sharing a recipe of salad on a skewer. I originally saw it on my new favorite cooking shows with one of my favorite actresses. This recipe is a take on the classic wedge salad. The difference is this salad is served on a skewer and lightly grilled. I kept it old school and stuck to iceberg and bib lettuce. I added cherry tomatoes and I bought the fancy blue cheese dressing in the refrigerated produce section. We were having friends over and I wanted to show my salad skewer skills. I added a little olive oil dressing and seasoned with salt and pepper. I had blue cheese crumbles to add after the grill.
Here’s what I learned. Don’t chop your iceberg lettuce too small. It has to have a little heft to stay on the skewer. It would be easy to mix this skewer salad with a variety of lettuces or Kale to add bulk. My kids don’t like tomatoes so I was a tomato minimalist. The upgrade in Bleu Cheese dressing was worth it. The dressing is key to the taste for what is essentially iceberg lettuce. Also, this would still work in the winter. The skewers were a bigger part of the presentation than the actual act of grilling! This recipe for salad on a skewer would work for a large group because it can be prepared ahead of time. I love this take on the classic wedge and I love Food Network’s new show, Patricia Heaton Parties. What have you grilled lately that was thinking outside the box?
Brenda Kula-Pruitt says
Well, I’d never have thought of this one! I don’t have a grill, being single (though I suppose that is a non sequitur). I eat a lot of Chinese take-out! As for your question about my blog (couldn’t find a way to email you, and you’re a no-reply blogger, so I couldn’t reply to you on my blog), I just bought a $15 template and switched templates. Nothing more. Glad you liked it.
And I have another question: I’m having a fall/Thanksgiving tour. Not one where you show your whole house, but one where you just show what you want to celebrate the new season. Could be a tablescape, a room, an outdoor space, a vignette, whatever. Would you like to be a part of it? Will be late September/early October.
Thanks for inviting me to be a part of the Fall/Thanksgiving tour! I would love to join!
On a side note, what’s the “no-reply blogger?” Do I need to check or uncheck a box? Thanks! laura