Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Salad

As anyone who has had a dinner of mine or has been following this blog (Thanks!!) knows, I like the salad. A lot.
Most are simple with just a few ingredients, simple to prepare and allow for a dinner to become special. We even have a few named salads. One of our favorites is a replica of a salad we had in Paris...who doesn' t like Paris?

Making Mexican for dinner, have a salad with black beans, avocado and limes.
Having Greek, think Feta, cucumber, lemon and dill.
Italian, copy a Hole in the Wall salad with cucumber, red onion, roasted pepper and provolone.
Making Middle Eastern food, skip the lettuce.

You can add almost anything to salad from beans to cheese to vegetables to fruit. Think hot or cold, too.

I like super simple salads too, with just one or two ingredients, and a simple oil and vinegar dressing. This is where you break out the really fancy (read:expensive) EVOO and Balsamic.

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