I posted this a a few years ago but, now that salad season is here, I thought it worth repeating.
It seems, after viewing countless salads on Pinterest and other places, that most people tend to over-complicate what should be a simple bowl of fresh greens, good olive oil and a nice vinegar.
This is an easy, straightforward way of making a ‘salad for one’. For more servings just increase everything proportionately.
If you want recipes on how to make other salad dressings for a larger salads, I have several recipes for vinaigrettes here.
How to make a quick, main course salad for one – perfect for a summer lunch:
First, find a nice big salad bowl.
Put a dollop of Dijon-style mustard in the bottom, about 1 tsp. Mustard helps the dressing emulsify.
Add a bit of vinegar… I used sherry wine vinegar, about a tablespoon.
Add a good olive oil, a little at a time, whisking after each addition.
I used about 1 1/2 tablespoons.
Add lettuce and toss well with 2 forks.
Then add all of your favorite salad stuff.
I added a chopped hard boiled egg, about 3oz (90gr) of tuna, a few cherry tomatoes, and a bit of Colby-type cheese. I drizzled a bit more sherry vinegar over the top and tucked in.
Add anything you like – cooked or raw vegetables, a bit of ham or smoked turkey, croutons… Or nothing, just the lettuce.
A healthy, filling lunch in just 5 minutes…..
Assuming the egg is already cooked and the lettuce already picked and washed. I do that in the evenings while mon mari is grilling dinner.
I’m submitting this to Javelin Warrior’s Made with Love Mondays, a collection of ‘made from scratch’ recipes