Happy March! and Irish Pub Salad Recipe

This Irish Pub Salad is served with a Tarragon Dressing and perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day Party!

Irish Pub Salad

Happy March, Friends!

I feel blessed to have creative family and friends who can cook and contribute to a meal, bring drinks, ice, or even stop by the store if needed, so I take advantage of this when we host a dinner party. Why should I have to do it all, when our friends can help make the meal fabulous?

St. Patrick’s Day.

In the spirit of spring and St. Patrick’s Day coming up–true confessions here, being married to an Irish man–I’ve never really made a “true” Irish green salad before! So, after almost 24 years of marriage, I finally broke down and made one this past week.

Paul and I visited Ireland 8 years ago, so with my trusty memory (not always so good – ha ha), I put together this yummy salad for our family dinner last week, thinking back to the Irish salads we enjoyed in Dublin.

Also, I wanted to create a new recipe for an upcoming St. Paddy’s Day dinner.

Irish Pub Salad

Irish Pub Salad.

I’m calling this an Irish Pub Salad, because after flying in to Dublin and not having our luggage for 4 days, we crashed in our hotel room for a 4-hour nap, then ventured out to Grafton Street. The first pub we visited in Dublin was the  Davey Byrnes Pub, where we drank a very large Guinness upon arrival–fresh off the tap, met Paul’s cousin for the very first time (so exciting), and devoured an “Irish Pub Salad.”

The few days we enjoyed Dublin, it seemed salads were included with every meal, usually with some kind of pickled vegetable, tomatoes, eggs, and cheese. Of course you can substitue the cheese, but I used an English cheddar in my recipe.

Irish Pub Salad

I also love  the flavor of tarragon, an herb that is mildly savory, and very delicious in a salad dressing. This homemade dressing is delightful, makes me think of Spring!

So now I’m dreaming of a St. Patrick’s Day get-together, with a big pot of Guinness Stew  in the center of the table, with hot buttery pieces of soda bread on the side, this green, salad, and maybe a bread pudding for dessert?

March is the month to plan your Irish party! :) If you enjoy cooking Irish food, don’t forget to invite an Irish friend over to enjoy the meal with you!

Do you plan to enjoy any Irish food this month? 

Irish Pub Salad

HOW TO BOIL THE PERFECT EGG:

To hard-boil eggs, with a spoon, gently place each egg in a medium pot of boiling water. Bring to a boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and fill the pan with a mixture of cold water, and ice cubes; let stand until the eggs are completely cooled. Always peel under cold running water!

Irish Pub Salad Recipe

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes (hard cooked eggs)

Total Time: 20 minutes

To hard-boil eggs, with a spoon, gently place each egg in a medium pot of boiling water. Bring to a boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and fill the pan with a mixture of cold water, and ice cubes; let stand until the eggs are completely cooled. Always peel under cold running water!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon dried terragon
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 to 3 teaspoons water
8 cups torn Boston or Bibb lettuce
6 cups selected pickled beets, pickled green beans, sliced cucumber, diced tomatoes, shredded cabbage and sliced onions--your choice!
4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled, sliced
4 ounces cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Mix together the mayonnaise, rice vinegar, tarragon, mustard, and water in a small bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, add the lettuce with other toppings, or make 4 individual salads.
  3. Drizzle salad dressing over the salad; serve!

Other Salad recipes:

Salmon Nicoise Salad

Spinach Quinoa Avocado Orange Salad

Green Dinner Party Salad

Winter Green Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Curried Chicken Salad

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Irish Pub Salad for St. Patrick's Day

7 comments

  1. not sure…..I might have to give something a try :)

  2. Love the hats off to Ireland. We have visited three times and love the food being from Irish decent ourselves. Always a big celebration at our home each year! Love your blog. Cyn O’Mara

  3. Beautiful.
    I love to eat salad – don’t love to prepare them.

  4. I made this last night as part of our St. Patrick’s dinner. It was wonderful. Some Irish soda bread on the side made it even better. Thanks!

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