Monday, July 25, 2011

National Salad Week

Here are a few of our summer salads:

Canellini and Fennel Salad

Canellini beans, drained & rinsed
Shaved fennel
Olive Oil
Lemon juice
Cracked black pepper
Sea salt

Whisk together oil, vinegar, salt & pepper.
Gently toss with beans and fennel.
Serve chilled.

Green Beans and Tuna

Fresh green beans, trimmed and cleaned
Sun-dried tomato, softened and trimmed
Tuna, drained
Olive oil
Cracked black pepper
Sea salt

Gently steam beans until just-tender.
Whisk together oil, salt, & pepper.
Break up tuna and gently stir with remaining ingredients.

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli, clean & chop (peel & chop heart of the stem, too!)
1/4 Red onion, shaved
4 Bacon slices, fried crisp & crumbled
Sunflower seeds
Cider vinegar

Whisk together mayo & milk to sauce-like consistency.
Whisk in vinegar and sugar to taste.  Whisk well.
Stir in raisins, let sit for a few minutes.
Gently toss remaining ingredients.  Chill.

Chick Pea Salad

Chick Peas (Garbanzo Beans), drained & rinsed
1/2 Onion, shaved
French or Western salad dressing

Stir together.  Chill.

Beet & Pickle Salad

Beets, boil tender*
Red Potato, boil tender
Olive oil
Lemon juice
Pickles, chopped finely
Sea salt
Cracked black pepper

Whisk together oil, lemon juice salt, pepper, and pickles.
Gently toss with beet and potato.
Serve chilled.

*Boil beets cleaned and whole (root & stems attatched) so they don't lose their color & nutrients.

Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, & Basil

Tomato, slice
Fresh Mozzarella, slice
Basil, fresh
Olive oil, extra virgin
Balsamic vinegar
Sea salt
Cracked black pepper

Arrange tomato and cheese alternately.
Sprinkle basil generously over top.
Splash olive oil around, not too stingy.
Drizzle with vinegar.  Sprinkle with salt & pepper.

Vegetable Salad

Cauliflower, clean & chop
Broccoli, clean & chop
Carrot, clean & shred
(What else have you got?)
Cheddar cheese
Sea salt
Cracked black pepper

Whisk together mayo & milk to make a sauce.
Add salt & pepper to taste.  Stir in remaining ingredients.
Serve chilled.

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