Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Indigo Challenge : Herbed Cheese and Grilled Apple Salad

What's the deal : I am cooking my way through the dinner menu of Indigo restaurant. These are not Indigo recipes; I haven't eaten or even seen any of these dishes. This is my interpretation based only on the name of the dish.

Indigo menu says:
Herbed Goat Cheese, Spinach, Grilled Green Apples Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette



Herbed Goat Cheese : It's not goat cheese, it's my homemade Neufchatel. I scooped out little balls of cheese with a melon baller. Finely minced fresh thyme and rosemary, added a pinch of salt and a bit of olive oil, then rolled the cheese balls in the herb mixture.

Spinach : Not happening. You don't get baby spinach here, and there's no way I was putting cooked full-sized spinach in my salad. So you get oak leaf lettuce instead.

Grilled Green Apples : Granny Smith apple, sliced then put on a grill until browned. As simple as that

Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette : This is the lightly creamy version from smitten kitchen. Only I didn’t have walnut oil so it’s made with the more humble olive oil. I sprinkled some toasted walnuts on my salad to make up for it though.

The verdict : A very interesting combination of flavors, all complementing each other. The easiest Indigo dish so far.

6 comments:

The knife said...

I think Indigo would want to steal this recipe. What a fantastic photo

Pavithra Srihari said...

beautiful pic.. i have some herbed goat cheese lying in my fridge without knowing what to make of it .. now I know what ...:)

Pavithra Srihari said...

beautiful pic.. i have some herbed goat cheese lying in my fridge without knowing what to make of it .. now I know what ...:)

jayasri said...

beautiful photography!, Mmmm sounds interesting, My kids would love this...

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lovely presentation..nice salad

Alisa said...

Yum! I could make this right now.The combination looks wonderful.I hope you won't mind,I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the apple widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!