Saturday, March 5, 2011

Salads

One of my favorite things to eat is salad. I probably could live on soup and salads.

Here are a few that I make for my family.
Radish and Romaine Lettuce Salad

This Radish and Romaine Lettuce dressing is super simple and goes well with either an oil and vinegar dressing or the Lemon-Olive Oil dressing (see below).
Slice red radishes very thinly and mix with hearts of Romaine Lettuce for best flavor.

Greek Salad with Boiled Egg
This is my version of a Greek Salad.  Most of the produce is fresh from the local farmers' market.  This salad contains slices of ripe red tomatoes, Japanese cucumbers, romaine lettuce, sliced sweet onions such as Ewa or Maui onions, Kalamata olives, Feta Cheese and for added protein, a boiled egg for each person.  The dressing is the Lemon-Olive Oil dressing below.
Salad with Toasted Macadamia Nuts and Dried Cranberries
Here again is another salad using Romaine lettuce, ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet onions and egg.  But for added flavor and texture, I added toasted macadamia nuts and dried cranberries.  A vinaigrette dressing or Lemon-Olive Oil dressing goes well with this salad.
Lemon-Olive Oil Dressing
This salad dressing is very simple to make.  With a wisk, blend the juice of one lemon, (Meyer Lemon if you can get it is wonderful!) 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil to start (you may need to add a little more, depending on how tart you like your dressing) and salt and pepper to taste.

2 comments:

Alexandra said...

Yummy! These look so good. Lately we've been using Japanese rice vinegar and soy sauce as a dressing. It's pretty good if you like a strong vinegar dressing.

Esther G. said...

Thank you Alexandra. One of my favorite ways
of eating cucumbers is sliced and sushi rice vinegar
and salt.