Chiffonade of Romaine Meets Relationships


What do you have for dinner after a long day? Today has been a killer fourteen plus hour day. I was walking out to the parking lot with my co-worker and she mentioned she was starving, and then stated you’re so lucky your spouse is a chef. I bet he cooks amazing meals for you every night. Real life moment- that does not happen in my house as often as people like to believe. In real life, people come home hungry and exhausted, and just want something simple and delicious. In real life, the day-to-day is a lot of work, so coming home and having to wow your spouse with a fancy meal just doesn’t happen every day like in the movies. Tonight my spouse pulled in the driveway a second after me. I jokingly asked what’s for dinner. A few minutes later he pulled two heads of romaine out of the fridge and asked me if I wanted to co-cook. Now that is a real life moment.


Cut the romaine in chiffonade strips- it is seriously easier to eat this way


Add some chopped radishes and carrots (doesn’t every salad need crunch?)


Toss in some cucumber and a half an avocado (why not?) cut in slices


Season up some shrimp (why not? After all, every salad needs a pop)


Add some cheese (what is salad without cheese?)


Dinner is served


The idea here is to use whatever you already have. If you want a more traditional recipe, here you go!

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 romaine heads, chopped
  • 2 radishes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 small roma tomato, finely diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • ½ cup of Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup of shrimp
  • 1 t pepper
  • 1 t Lawry’s season salt
  • 3 pinches of gourmegg (If you don’t have this you can skip for now, but you should get some. It came in my spouse’s Hatchery box.)


Toss romaine, radishes and cheese into a bowl

Shrimp: Season shrimp with pepper, Lawry’s season salt and egg seasoning. Spray grill pan with olive oil or butter and cook until opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes (if you do not have a grill pan you can use the shrimp cooking method).

Add carrots and tomatoes on top of salad in individual bowls, then serve with shrimp, avocado, and a side of cucumbers.

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4 Responses to Chiffonade of Romaine Meets Relationships

  1. You had me until shrimp. 🙂 but I will have to try chopping my lettuce like that!



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