I'm making a meal very similar to what I would make for a shabbat dinner. The good news is that I finished cooking this morning, so I can relax all afternoon.
Our menu for tonight:
2. Caesar Salad with Hearts of Palm, Tomatoes, and Avocado (recipe below)
3. Tomato Gefilte Fish
4. Green Gazpacho (recipe below)
5. Marinated Grilled Chicken
6. Parve Twice Baked Potatoes
7. A Green Vegetable, my friend is bringing
8. A Dessert, also a friend is bringing
Caesar Salad with Hearts of Palm, Tomatoes, and Avocado
This recipe is adapted from another recipe by Jaime Geller
2 hearts of Romaine, shredded about 1/4 inch thick
1/2 C. croutons, recipe below
1-2 avocadoes, diced
handful of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 can hearts of palm, sliced
1/4 C. light mayo
1/4 C. olive oil
3/4 T. dijon mustard
1 T. worcestershire sauce
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 T. dried parsley
1 T. onion powder
2 T. water
1/4 t. kosher salt
1/2 t. black pepper, freshly ground
5 slices, day old bread, I used challah, great way to use up leftover challah
1/2 t. dried oregano
1/2 t. dried parsley
1/2 t. onion powder
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. kosher salt
1/4 c. olive oil
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cut the bread into cubes. Toss in a large bowl with all of the ingredient.
Place on a sheet pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until crisp. Let croutons cool at room temp before using.
Place the lettuce, tomatoes, avocadoes, hearts of palm, and croutons is a large salad bowl. Pour the dressing over and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Note: If you would like to make this dairy, add 1/4 C. parmesan cheese to the dressing, and then sprinkle more on after you toss it.
This is a nice change from your standard red gazpacho. It is always great to serve a cold soup when the temperature outside soars, your guests will thank you.
2 cucumbers, peeled and seeded
1 small onion, roughly chopped
2 slices white or french bread, crusts removed
2 celery stalks
1 avocado, peeled and seeded
zest of 1 lemon, grated (I use a microplane)
juice of 2 limes or lemons
1/4 C. olive oil
2 C. water, more needed if it's too thick
1/4 C. mint leaves
1/4 C. dill
1 t. salt, or to taste
1/4 t. freshly cracked black pepper, or to taste
2 green onions, thinly sliced for garnish
soy sour cream, for garnish, optional
Place all of the above ingredients into a food processor. Blend until smooth. If it is too thick, you can add some water. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Serve chilled with a dollop of soy sour cream, and a sprinkle of green onions. Would also be good garnished with diced avocado.
If you are celebrating Shavuot, have a good Yom Tov! Otherwise, have a good next few days! Pin It