Greek Style Watermelon Salad Recipe Nyt Cooking
After he washes them tears the larger pieces up and adds them to a gigantic salad bowl he usually adds a couple of store-bought ingredients to round out the textures and flavors of the salad. These include sweet red peppers (cut into tiny pieces) and fennel bulb (also called Florence fennel or anise). Then he adds a simple dressing of olive oil various wine vinegars a dash of Dijon mustard and a teaspoon of sugar. Salad is served at the end of the main course so that the vinegar doesn t spoil the flavor of whatever wine we re drinking. Sometimes the salad bowl goes around three or four times before it s all gone and eating a fresh green salad grown straight from the cottage garden is one of the summer s greatest pleasures.
But maybe that s just American. In any case salad can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. It can be as complex or a simple as you desire. This cucumber salad is simple. It s an easy fast way to add a serving or two of those 5-a-Day to your diet. I learned long ago that adding a simple salad to the beginning of your meal is ideal in getting those veggies worked in. It keeps the menu planning down to manageable and it can cost-conscious especially when using in season vegetables. It s all about KISS = Keep it Simple Silly! One vegetable one salad one course. By doing KISSing it you ll have a wider choice of first courses using one fresh vegetable: tomatoes grated carrots grated root celery have an avocado grapefruit beets mushrooms... You can always jazz up each salad with something different a fresh herb for example or a different nut oil or vinegar. I choose a vegetable for my first course salad then I let my inner cravings tell me which way to jazz it up.
Some are sweet and some are extremely tart. Most people prefer these dressed with a simple vinaigrette to release the flavours of the lettuces. - fruit salads - these are so versatile that they can be eaten for breakfast lunch dinner snack - virtually anytime at all. A fruit salad can be as simple as using a few different cans of canned fruit: such as a fruit cocktail or if time permits - a fresh fruit salad composed of seasonal fresh fruits can be made. - fish/seafood salads - For those of us who live inland - seafood salads are a real treat - but with all the canned & frozen varieties available this no longer needs to be the case. A bit of crab meat even imitation crab can be added to a green or pasta salad for a more elegant meal. - complete meal salads - By adding a few pieces of left-over meat eggs or cheese (for protein) any salad can become a meal-in-itself. Some countries have already been doing this for centuries - such as the antipasto salad from Italy. - pasta salads - pasta salads have come a long way from just eating cold mac & cheese.