The 2020 Holidays Recipe Collection
How you doin’? When preparing meals for the holidays, many people think that every course has to be over-the-top special, including the salad. Others say that might just be overkill. For a multi-course dinner menu like a Thanksgiving Day feast, a simple salad may be the best solution.
A Simple Salad is usually a limited combination of various ingredients that are either raw, cooked or both. The ingredients can be any vegetable, meat, fish, fruits as a main ingredient or in combination depending on the style of salad—composed or tossed salad. If you were working in a restaurant and a guest ordered a Simple Salad. What would you serve to that guest?
Let us understand what a Simple Salad is. It’s simple—consisting of one or more leafy lettuces such as Iceberg, romaine and arugula, lightly tossed in a vinaigrette dressing as a base with one or two additional ingredients like tomato and cucumber, and possibly a few nuts or colorful bell pepper matchsticks for decoration or as a garnish. The secret is rubbing the bowl with a cut garlic clove.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
For the salad bowl
1 garlic clove, cut in half
4 cups greens (any combination you like)
For the vinaigrette dressing
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup canola oil
ChefSecret: The following steps are involved in preparing a simple salad:
Covid-19 Quip of the Day: “Ran out of toilet paper and started using lettuce leaves. Today was just the tip of the iceberg, tomorrow romaines to be seen.”
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Here is wishing you the very best for the upcoming holidays. To you and everyone dear to you, be strong, be positive, stay well, stay safe and be kind welcoming in the holiday season. If you have a little extra in your pockets to share with others at this difficult time, please consider donating to Feeding America.
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