Tuesday, July 3, 2012

{dylan's recipes: summer salad}

This is technically, our mom's recipe, but Dyl made it. So I'll consider it her's :)

I think this recipe...for a SALAD, mind you...has more pictures than any other post.

Click below to see the recipe....

Light Summer Salad

This is such a light, delicious summer salad...with homemade dressing! You can put whatever you like in the salad, but this is what's in ours:

Salad Ingredients:
  • cucumbers
  • grape tomatoes
  • walnuts
  • dried cranberries

Dressing Ingredients:
  • 1 thinly sliced tablespoon of shallot {we did not use in this post}
  • 1/4 cup of champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar {for a sweeter dressing, balsamic can be used}
  • One slice of lemon
  • Garlic sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Smidgen of dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil

1. Clean & cut lettuce. Place in a bowl. {More than the amount below, lol}

2. Pour in grape tomatoes, walnuts, & dried cranberries.

Even without the dressing, it already looks good!

Most of this recipe can obviously be explained without pictures, but whatever.

I don't know what you do, but this is how I peel & slice a cucumber ;) 

3. Add the cukes to the bowl.  Then pour 1/4 of white wine vinegar, champagne OR balsamic into a separate bowl. We used balsamic.

4. Squeeze a slice of lemon into the bowl, & a dash of garlic sea salt & pepper. 

5. A smidge of dijon mustard.

6. Stir.

7. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Add one thinly sliced tablespoon of shallots--this is for flavoring. 

8. Pour a 1/3 cup of olive oil in slowly & stir.

Pour, stir, & enjoy!


Thanks Dylan {& mom} for another great recipe!

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