Friday, April 30, 2010

Day #26, House Salad

I really switched it up today and had a salad, and the first salad on the menu is the House Salad.

I'm a huge salad fan, but I haven't had this one before, I usually stick to the Sparty's, Tossed, or Caesar, which we will get to later...

The House salad is made with Nueske's pit smoke peppered ham, Amish turkey breast, Switzerland Swiss cheese, hard boiled eggs, and cherry tomatoes, on a bed of mixed greens. Our salad dressing options are all homemade: ranch, raspberry vinaigrette, maple balsamic, Russian, Aegean (Greek), Maytag blue cheese, or Caesar. All salads are also served with a bread end and butter.

I can honestly say I never really liked any dressing until I started working here. However, there's a huge difference between bottled dressing and homemade dressing made with fresh ingredients. I like all of the dressings that we offer, except for the blue cheese...but then I just don't like the flavor of blue cheese. My favorite dressing that we have is ranch, and I honestly think it's the best ranch dressing I have ever had.

This salad is a very popular item for both dinner and lunch. It's very healthy, and has a lot of protein. The dressing is always served on the side, so you can decide how much you would like.

I enjoyed eating this salad. It was, of course, too large of a portion to finish. I would recommend this salad to anyone, it was a great dinner!


  1. This looks so good I can't wait to try it next time there....I love blue cheese!!!Why is yours called Maytag blue cheese?

  2. I have never heard of Maytag blue cheese either? Are the dressings made there or purchased locally? although my fav is blue cheese I think I'll try Ranch next time there.

  3. I agree with you on the dressing thing. I haven't been eating dressings with salads for a couple of years now and with the occasional exception don't care for dressings. I don't feel like I can taste the salad under all the liquid. I've been sprinkling a little sea salt on my salads and just eating them plain. I feel like I can really enjoy the ingredients in the salad and the little bit of sea salt enhances the flavors a bit more.

  4. I have never tried a salad with no dressing, although i have seen Lindsay do this for many years. i guess i should try it.

  5. It's called Maytag blue cheese because it is made at the Maytag Dairy Farms outside of Newton, Iowa. This cheese was created in 1938 and is made from homogenized cows milk, rather than the tradtional sheeps milk.