Recipe: Power Greens Salad with Horseradish Beef Roll-ups

On the Bacon Diet (or the Paleo Diet,) sandwiches are one of the more conspicuously-missed convenience foods. Deli meats are more or less consistently Paleo-friendly. Cheese is up for debate, but on the Bacon Diet, cheese is definitely a staple. The obvious replacement for bread is lettuce, and this simple deli-salad will make your taste buds crap themselves!

The Salad

  • Power Greens (or spring mix. But I like it with baby kale, spinach and stuff.)
  • Sweet Peppers, raw
  • Avocodo, sliced
  • Sliced, salted almonds

The Beef Rolls

  • Deli-sliced Roast Beef
  • Deli-sliced Meunster cheese
  • Creamy deli-style horseradish sauce

Spread a little horseradish on the beef and stick the cheese to it. Roll it up and cut it into cylinders like sushi.

The Dressing

Any dressing would do, but I’ve included a simple Balsamic vinaigrette recipe:

  • Whole-grain Mustard, 1 tablespoon
  • Ground Coriander, 1 teaspoon
  • Local honey (Okay, any honey is fine. I’m just trying to impress readers) 1 tablespoon
  • Balsamic Vinegar, about 2 tablespoons
  • Olive Oil

Start by adding the thick ingredients: mustard, coriander and honey. Stir them with a whisk until they are thick and homogeneous. This is a standard starting point for any vinaigrette.

Once they are mixed together, whisk in the vinegar and stir until a regular consistency is achieved.

Adding the oil is what makes or breaks any dressing or sauce. Whisk the crap out of the dressing and slowly add the oil. You will see it bead on top of the mix. Oils resist emulsification because they are mean-spirited.

By starting with a thick paste (an emulsifier – in this case the honey/mustard/coriander mix,) you give the oil something to cling to. Just whisk the bejesus out of the mix until the beads disappear, then add a little more oil Repeat this process until your dressing has reached the desired consistency. Sissies do this in a food processor, but not us, right?  We love whisking!

Enjoy this salad with someone you love.  Or lacking that, give your dog some of the beef.  No horseradish, though.

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