I love healthy food, but when I hear the word “salad” I often picture limp leaves of pre-packaged iceberg lettuce. Salad can be so much more! I love having a big salad for dinner, whether or not lettuce is involved.
This salad felt pretty fancy-pants in that it’s got French inspiration. I loved the roasted potatoes, the sweetness of the onion, and the great freshness of the green beans. And the honey-mustard vinaigrette is beyond delicious. Top things off with a little bacon and cheese, and well… heaven.
Confession: Michael hates feta cheese. And bleu cheese. H-A-T-E-S them. I like them in moderation. Still, if I wanted Michael to eat this salad, I knew that feta or bleu cheeses were no-gos. So I went with cotija cheese. Cotija is a Mexican-style fresh cheese that tastes salty and a bit like parmesan. It went beautifully with this salad (even though it’s not very French) and had great texture. If you like feta or bleu, you can choose those, for sure. All would go well with this salad.Print