Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
A light side salad for four or a luncheon meal for two,
- 6 ounces Spam
- 4 tablespoons sour cream
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 cup diced fresh basil leaf
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 garlic clove, finely diced
- 4 romaine lettuce leaves
- Cut the spam into small cubes and then mash with a fork or pluse several times in a food processor Add sour cream, garlic and pepper and mix.
- Add the olive oil to the basil.
- Cut the tomatoes into 8 pieces and shake out the seeds.
- Place one lettuce leaf on each salad plate, top with the spam, and arrange 4 tomato wedges around edge of each plate.
- Spoon the the oil and basil over the tomato wedges.
- Serve chilled.
I won't prepare this recipe simply because I'm more concerned with eating healthy and in my opinion Spam is anything but healthy, being loaded with fat, no matter the nutritive 'values'. Bill usually submits delicious and nutritious solo recipes and I have made most and enjoyed them. I admire his talent tremendously for being able to toss together a great meal in minutes! I prefer his chicken recipes.
Although I am pleased that Jenny has decided to go public with her affection for my cooking skills, I must offer some defence to the product produced in my beloved State of Minnesota. The Nutrition Facts for a serving of Spam is very similar to those on the package of Ball Park Franks. Spam is nothing more than pork, salt, water, and sodium nitrate. The list on the hot dog package goes on for three more lines. A can of Spam can be thrown into a camper's backback, or on the shelf of an RV and left there for years, while my package of hot dogs must be refrigerated and eaten within a couple weeks. Cooking is a Creative Sport, and when I am done playing, I might not eat Spam again .... but it is interesting stuff. Bill