Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sunday Salad

This salad was inspired by SundaySuppers....if you havent been there....please go there and see their deliciousness....
black russians,mini yellow cherries,and yellow pears(if you dont have your own tomato garden go ahead and buy 2 large heirlooms for this)
one thinly sliced romaine heart
8 ounces of whole wheat penne(cooled) after i cook them i toss in olive oil and a little salt and pepper
1 can of cannellini beans drained because i was too hot and lazy to cook them from scratch
1/4 cup toasted pinenuts
15 large basil leaves(rolled and thinly sliced)
1/8 cup of chopped up mint and parsley
I like my food herby so if this is too much for you then use less

Salad Dressing
Limey Vinaigrette
I make a large batch because i use it for all sorts of other things.... like i mix it in rice or marinate some meat with it.... sometimes we dip our bread into it....whatever you think it might be good with....
6 limes juiced and zested(because i have a lime tree....you could use lemons but 2 not six....and i love things tangy)
4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 tbsp of finely chopped red onion
1 tsp of salt and pepper
half a cup olive oil
you can also add herbs if you would like.... fresh would be best
I put these ingredients in jar with a lid and shake like a wild woman

Add your salad ingredients in a bowl.... lightly toss and then add half or less of the dressing depending on how you like it....toss again in the dressing and eat up my friends....ENJOY!

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