May 23, 2010

A salad to die for

Note: this just happened to be what my parents had on hand one night when they asked me to make a salad.  It just happened to work wonderfully.

Basics on the salad:
  • One large grapefruit.  I think ruby red works better aesthetically but use what you have.
  • Greens.  I like spinach.  Obviously.  Arugula is great here as well as is any bitter green.
  • Walnuts.  Nice and chopped, but not too fine; you want the texture.
  • Your choice: either goat cheese or crumbled blue cheese.  Both seem to work; blue does a bit better for some reason.
  • Bell peppers wouldn't hurt anything.  Neither would a bit of cucumber.  And frankly jicama would be awesome here.
 And then you dress it:
  • Olive oil
  • White wine vinegar (and actually rice wine vinegar works here too).
  • Coriander
  • Just a touch of garlic
  • Powdered cumin
  • Just possibly a dash of ground lemon grass?
And that, friends, makes a salad.

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