Monday, April 09, 2007
A Simple Salad
Yvonne of Grow Your Writing Business requested for this recipe of the salad pictured on my March 22nd post. I am also including a picture of the tube that was used to produce the shape. Enjoy! Concasse of Tomato, Cucumber and Bell Peppers Salad 1 whole tomato, blanched, peeled, seeded and cut into small dice 1/3 cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into small dice 1/3 cucumber sliced very thin for the mold 1/4 cup red bell pepper, small dice 1/4 cup yellow pepper, small dice 1/4 cup celery, small dice 1/4 red onion, small dice 1/4 jicama, small dice cilantro sprigs for garnish Combine all diced vegetables. Toss with enough dressing to coat the vegetables. Taste for seasoning. Arrange thinly sliced cucumbers in a lightly oiled mold, approximately 2" deep, 3" round on a medium plate. Drain the vegetables of any extra vinaigrette and fill the ring mold lined with cucumbers. Press the mixture lightly in the mold to keep the shape. Wipe off extra dressing from the plate. Unmold and garnish. (See my posting on March 22). Vinaigrette Dressing 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon sugar, to taste (honey may be used, too) 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup salad oil (you don't have to use all of the oil) 1/4 teaspoon minced jalapeno pepper 1/2 teaspoon minced cilantro 1/2 teaspoon minced parsley salt and pepper to taste In a bowl, add limejuice, rice vinegar and sugar. Incorporate the oil slowly, whisking vigorously until mixture is emulsified. Add jalapeno, cilantro and parsley. Blend lightly and season.