A Simple Salad

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I am not a salad person.  Heck, I'm not a vegetable person.  Cheese, pizza and bacon top the list of my favorite foods, but sometimes a meal needs a leafy green salad.  Thanks to a trick that my friend Joanna taught me, I've found a salad that I make not because I feel like I have to, but because I actually enjoy it.

Salad Prepped - Waiting to be Dressed at the Pizza Party!

The simple trick that Joanna taught me-- you chiffonade the lettuce.  Yeah, yeah, I know you're thinking "how can the way you cut the lettuce, make it taste better?"  Well, I don't know how, but I know it definitely does!  With a sharp knife, cut the lettuce into strips as thin as you easily can-- try it!

Simple Salad

Romaine Lettuce, chiffonade cut and washed
Red Onions, thinly sliced
Parmesan Cheese, shaved into big slices with a vegetable peeler

This is just what I used, but obviously toss in whatever you love.  Just make sure you chiffonade the lettuce!

Simple Vinaigrette

2 parts olive oil
1 part red wine vinegar + more if you like your dressing tangy
1 dollop dijon mustard (I love Maille which is interesting because I don't like mustard)
Salt and pepper to taste

Whisk everything together and toss with the lettuce right before serving.
1 comment on "A Simple Salad"
  1. Wow! I did not know there was a word to describe how I cut lettuce. And so funny that we cut our lettuce the same way.