Raspberry Romaine Salad

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Raspberry romaine salad is a lot easier to make than you might be thinking. Prepare raspberry romaine salad with help from the founder and president of Grow Green Industries, Inc in this free video clip.

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Hey everybody. I'm Chef Mareya, The Fit Foodie, and you're watching the eHow.com video series on how to eat cleaner and today I'm going to show you how easy and delicious it is to make a romaine raspberry salad. Now I love fresh fruit on my salads because it just looks so pretty and it adds that festive punch to your salad especially during the warm weather months. So what I've done is I've started by washing my romaine lettuce and the first step to do that is Eat Cleaner Fruit and Vegetable Wash. This helps to remove the wax, residue, any of that nasty stuff that you don't want to eat plus it helps to extend the shelf life of your lettuce which is awesome and then I've spun it dry in my salad spinner to get all that extra moisture off. Now I'm a big believer in short cuts so I'm going to assemble my salad right here in the same bowl that I'm going to serve from, less stuff to clean up after the fact you know. I'm going to take my romaine and shred it into bite size pieces so that nobody struggles with the lettuce and splatters dressing all over themselves, I hate that. I've got my lettuce in here and then I'm going to start adding the toppings and you can add them to your taste. It's really your salad but these are some of the things that I like to put in mine. I've got freshly washed fresh raspberries and I've got some really delicious plump cranberries and some feta cheese and what's really nice about a fruit based salad is that saltiness of the cheese just helps to pump up the volume a little bit more and it's a great combination, sweet and salty play off of each other really nice. Okay and I've got my freshly washed raspberries that I've put in here and what I love about using the Eat Cleaner is that it gets them clean without water logging them because nobody likes soggy raspberries, especially me. And then I've got my feta cheese and what I love about this is the saltiness of the feta plays so nicely off of the sweetness of the cranberries and the raspberries, love that, so fun. I'm just going to wipe my hands real quick and then I'm going to make a really simple vinaigrette. Now most people default to buying store bought salad dressings but all you need is a good quality balsamic vinegar, some olive oil and a little salt and pepper. You can season it to your taste but that's how easy it is. So I start with my olive oil and I'm going to pour about three tablespoons or so in there, that will be enough for this salad and then what I do is I add my balsamic vinegar in really slowly because what we're going to do is we're going to emulsify that into the oil, so give that a nice whisk and you'll start to see it incorporate and get a little bit thicker, whisk that up and then I'm going to add in just a little bit more of the balsamic and if you're really talented you can add and whisk at the same time but I need both hands. So I'm going to whisk that together and I personally like my salads a little bit more vinegary which is less in calories too and fat even though olive oil is good fat, you want to still watch your intake, and look at that, beautiful color and great flavor. Love the balsamic vinegar with a fruit. I'm going to season this to taste with just a little bit of sea salt and some freshly ground black pepper, just a little bit, give it another whisk and in a minute flat you've got your very own hand made vinaigrette. I'm going to pour that onto my salad, again you can be sparing with it because the real flavor is in the produce and then give them a little toss, get that vinaigrette nicely incorporated into my salad greens, without drenching it. Look at how pretty that is, then dive into that. And then to finish it off I'm just going to top it with some more of our raspberries and our cranberries and you can add more cheese if you like too. So that's it, that's how easy it is to make a romaine raspberry salad at home. I'm The Fit Foodie. Here's to eating cleaner every day, enjoy yours.


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