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.


Yvonne Russell said...

Hi Princess

Thank you so much! I'm excited to try this on the weekend. I'll try to photograph it too, but it may not stay around long enough to be photographed. :)

It sounds as delicious as it looks in your March 22nd photo.

Thanks again.


Heart of Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing this healthy salad. Have a lovely week ahead. Take care!

Nancze said...

Hi Princess, That is a great salad. Haven't been around much. I seem lost at times being home all the time. I need to eat healthier. I just wish I could get in the habit. I am a carb eater which is not good. I'm not much of a cook either. I'm inpatient and enjoy the foods that are very quick and easy. lol.. What is your class called that you teach. It's it Home Economics for that is what it was called way back when I was in school. Lots of ~hugs~