* Exported from MasterCook *
                         A Kid-friendly Chef Salad
 Recipe By     :Sara Moulton
 Serving Size  : 4     Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : ** To Post                      Good Morning America
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         cherry tomatoes -- handful
   1              large  carrot
   1                     medium-size cucumber
   1               head  romaine lettuce
   1                     red or green pepper
   2             slices  whole wheat bread
   6        tablespoons  sour cream
   2                     eggs -- (2-4)
   2        tablespoons  butter
   1           teaspoon  white vinegar
   1         tablespoon  parsley flakes
   6        tablespoons  milk
   1           teaspoon  dill
      3/4      teaspoon  garlic powder
      1/4         pound  cured swiss chard
      1/2         pound  cubed cooked ham -- or chicken breast
                         salt & pepper -- to taste
 Begin by making the toppings for this chef’s salad. For hard-boiled eggs,
 place two to four eggs in a heavy saucepan and cover with cold water. Boil
 for 1 minute, then turn off the heat. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes in
 the hot water.
 Next, drain the hot water and run cold water over the eggs. Roll each egg
 gently to crack the shells, then peel. Rinse well, then slice into 4
 wedges. TIP: For easy peeling, work under a running tap or in a bowl of
 For garlic croutons, cut 2 slices of whole wheat bread into 16 squares
 each. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter on high (about 40
 seconds). Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of the garlic powder and toss in the bread
 cubes. Arrange the cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet or toaster
 oven tray.
 Broil for 1 to 2 minutes, checking frequently to prevent burning. Turn and
 brown the other side. Transfer to a paper towel to drain and cool. TIP:
 For fun, cut the bread into shapes using miniature cookie cutters.
 For ranch-style dressing, whisk the sour cream, milk, and vinegar in a
 small mixing bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic powder along with the
 parsley, dill, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Chill for at least 30
 minutes while preparing the remaining salad ingredients. TIP: Ask your
 child to taste the dressing to see if it needs more salt or pepper.
 Explain that salt helps make the flavor sharper and pepper gives it a
 bite. Whenever a recipe says “salt and pepper to taste,” the chef should
 use her judgement about how much to add.
 To prepare the lettuce, cut 1 and 1/2 inches off the end of the romaine
 head and discard. Break the leaves off and wash in cold water. Place in a
 salad spinner and spin until dry (or pat dry with paper towels). Break the
 leaves into bite-size pieces and place in a large salad bowl. TIP: Explain
 to your kids where the first salad came from. Nearly 4,000 years ago,
 Romans put salt on lettuce and called the new dish herba salata, or salted
 Now the chef is ready to prepare the vegetables. Older kids can peel and
 grate the carrot; wash, peel, and slice the cucumber; and wash and cut the
 pepper into strips with a knife or into shapes with a mini cookie cutter.
 Wash the tomatoes and remove the stems. Place the ham or chicken, cheese,
 croutons, and hard-boiled eggs in bowls and serve along with a pitcher of
 the dressing. TIP: For a fun summer dinner, set up all the ingredients
 salad-bar style on a picnic table.
 Next, hand everyone a plate and let them assemble their own salad. Parents
 might make a classic chef salad, and kids could try a face with tomato
 eyes and grated carrot hair. Pour the dressing over the salad or serve on
 the side for dipping.
 MC formatted by Barb @ PK on July 18, 1999 using Note Tab and MC Tagit.
   “THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1999 Good Morning America’s Sara Moulton cooks up
   some great recipes for kids.”
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 Per serving: 216 Calories (kcal); 14g Total Fat; (56% calories from fat); 9g Pr
 otein; 16g Carbohydrate; 122mg Cholesterol; 206mg
 Food Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 2 1
 /2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates
 Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0