Have you ever noticed when people hear an odd flavor combination, they just repeat the ingredients with an inflection in their voice?
Peas in mac-n-cheese?
Raisins with cottage cheese?
Lemon tart with caramel sauce?
Hummus on pizza?
Never: "I would have never thought to replace red sauce with hummus on a pizza. Very interesting." You get my point.
I recently ate The Med Salad at Noodles and created my own version at home:
The Med Salad
- Salad greens - Organic Girl's Fresh Herbs and Greens is my go-to mix
- Red Onions
- Olives - whatever you have on-hand
- Cavatappi pasta (corkscrew shaped)
- Feta cheese
- Spicy Yogurt Dressing
This salad was the best when the noodles were slightly warm and I'll be honest with you - I think that dressing looks wonderful, but I didn't want to go through the hassle of making my own dressing. Instead of pulling out the food processor, I mixed equal parts Caesar dressing with a light balsamic vinaigrette (a great SkinnyGirl tip) and added a little sriracha for some kick.
It's a great salad to mix up in the fall when a salad feels too summery and you've yet to jump on the casserole bandwagon.