Arugula salad with grilled chicken, summer berries & candied pecans

Arugula salad with grilled chicken, summer berries & candied pecans | Such the Spot

‘Round these parts, we make a habit of eating salad as main meal once or twice each week.  Which, of course, means that I have to be somewhat creative in coming up with several variations.  This particular salad doesn’t showcase my most creative recipe-building skills.  Rather, it showcases one of those recipes that was born out of not wanting to run to the store in order to get dinner on the table.  Still, it was … Continue reading Arugula salad with grilled chicken, summer berries & candied pecans

BLT salad with grilled romaine and creamy gorgonzola vinaigrette

BLT salad with grilled romaine and creamy gorgonzola vinaigrette | Such the Spot

If you watch food shows, you’ve probably noticed the trendyness of deconstructed dishes.   This, my friends, is my take on that.  It’s a deconstructed BLT, hold the carbs.  It starts with a base of grilled romaine, which I admit sounds kind of funky but you really needn’t be afraid.  Grilled romaine–when done right–retains its texture and has an increased depth of flavor.  Jeff and I topped our grilled romaine with crumbled applewood smoked bacon, … Continue reading BLT salad with grilled romaine and creamy gorgonzola vinaigrette

Lemon rosemary grilled chicken salad with avocado + corn

Lemon rosemary grilled chicken salad with avocado + corn | Such the Spot

I first spotted this salad in my Real Simple magazine several years ago and we’ve been making it ever since then.  It’s delicious!  What makes it so is the fresh and flavorful dressing.  It’s super light–perfect for a hot evening when you don’t want to eat something too heavy.  I serve it with homemade popovers.  This meal is a hit every time! Lemon rosemary grilled chicken salad with avocado + corn Ingredients4 T. olive oil … Continue reading Lemon rosemary grilled chicken salad with avocado + corn

Mustard grilled chicken salad with avocado and herbs

A couple of months ago, I spotted a really good looking salad on the cover of a magazine.  But because I’m nothing if not frugal, I opted not to buy the magazine for the recipe, but rather just snap a quick picture of the photo on the cover and attempt to recreate it at home later.  Fast forward a couple of months and I can proudly report that our version of the magazine cover salad … Continue reading Mustard grilled chicken salad with avocado and herbs

Mom’s Potato Salad

Potato salad gets a bad rap these days, doesn’t it?  Likely because of that mushy slop grocery store delis try to pass off as the real thing.  The real thing, though, is neither mushy or sloppy.  It’s tangy and flavorful–the perfect addition to any Fourth of July backyard barbecue or picnic. I learned to make potato salad from the pro: my mom.  She isn’t best-known for her skills in the kitchen but her potato salad … Continue reading Mom’s Potato Salad