Monday, February 1, 2010

Simple Salad


Doesn’t this remind you of summer?  I know we had an extreme cold weather alert, but it was nice to have some sun this weekend.  For now, we'll sit by the window with the warm sun beaming down and pretend spring is near. 

For the salad:
Arugula (my favourite!)
Olives
Yellow zucchini, sliced thinly
Small bunch of basil, roughly chopped
1 Tbs of parsley, chopped
Feta cheese

For the dressing:
Always remember the ratio of oil to vinegar is 3:1 whenever you make dressing. 
Extra virgin olive oil
Red wine vinegar
½ Tsp of anchovy paste
½ Tsp of Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Sprinkle of dried oregano

I mainly stick to oil and vinegar based dressings.  Other ingredients I sometimes add are red pepper flakes, garlic, egg yolk, lemon juice, fresh herbs, shallots....  you can also switch up the type of vinegar you use.  If you make the dressing ahead of time don’t forget to give it a good shake and add to the salad just before you serve. 

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