11 hours ago
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
This would be a good week to talk salad.
Detox is more like it. Too much of a good thing, if you know what I mean.
Time to post and eat a Week of Salads.
Here is salad numero uno.
(Let's see if I can get to salad #3 by Thursday!....good luck!).
I love green beans.
They are so versatile. They are one of the key components in my famous nicoise salad, and I always use them in a stir fry.
Tonight, I wanted something different, so I went to Alice Waters Chez Panisse vegetable book for inspiration.
She has a way of pairing vegetables together like fine wines. This was simple to make and made a lovely presentation.
I reduced the dressing recipe for 4 people & adapted the recipe to what I had on hand in the fridge.
Warm Green Bean Salad w/ Mixed Lettuces (adapted from Alice Waters):
~ 1 cup of mixed spring lettuces
~ 1 cup of arugula
~ handful of kalamata olives, halved
~ handful of toasted walnuts
~ 1 lb. green beans, trimmed and blanched 5 minutes
~ 1/4 cup of olive oil
~ 6 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
~ 2 shallots, minced
~ kosher salt and pepper
Just before serving, add dressing and toss your warm beans with the lettuces, olives and toasted walnuts. Serve immediately.
Salad Day #1 is over and I made it thru without wanting a piece of that apple pecan pie from Thanksgiving. (LIAR).