Friday, July 11, 2008

Just like "Outback's" Honey Mustard Salad

I go to outback just for their salad. I know its not the most gourmet and there are so many divine salads out there. Its just so good. The lettuce is always crisp, the croutons are so indulgently buttery, and the honey mustard dressing is the best.

If you google "Outback Honey Mustard Dressing" the only recipe you will find is this one. And just about everyone insists you have to have the Grey Poupon

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup Grey Poupon mustard (no substitute)
1/2 cup honey

Mix well and refrigerate until serving.

Here is how I make the rest of the salad for about 4:

1 head green leaf lettuce, washed, trimmed and broken into pieces
1/2 small to medium red onion, cut into rings
1 tomato, sliced in wedges
1/2 cucumber- diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Croutons to taste

I sometimes make my own croutons by breaking bread into chunks, spraying them with olive oil mist or baking spray and baking them at any old temp until they are crisp. I find the store bought ones are best if you really need to satisfy the butter/salt need in you.

Assemble the salad by mixing the lettuce and vegetables and serve individual servings with cheese, croutons and dressing so you can save leftovers without any sogginess.

Note: The salad- like most menu items at Outback- is not in very bite size pieces. So if you prefer to not go at your salad with a fork and knife, cut the onions and tomato into bite size pieces.

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