Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Bon Appétit!

Lunch.

I love greens, preferably raw. These rapini are slightly bitter; the strawberries add a touch of sweetness to counteract it, and black sun-dried olives finish it off very nicely. I pit my olives with one of my oldest and best-loved kitchen tools: an olive pitter (great for cherries too when making clafoutis). Dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. I don't make a dressing the conventional way: I just drizzle  it all with extra-virgin olive oil, then some lemon juice, scatter some salt and grind some black pepper over, then I toss very thoroughly. I let it sit so that the greens and the fruit absorb the dressing. Tenderizing, if you will.
Eat, and mop up the juices with small chunks of a baguette.


Bon appétit!

9 comments:

  1. simple made ... and simply beautiful!!

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  2. yum! I dress my salads the very same way. I love EVOO ..sometimes I drop some really good aged Balsamic on it as well. Had a salad last night.

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  3. oh my. i am just going to have to try that.

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  4. Yum! I want some, going shopping tomorrow will see what I can find. I love the beauty and simplicity of this salad! I can't wait to try some~ Thanks for the eatspiration~

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  5. Sounds good ...great to be thinking about salads again...Love your little hearts...

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  6. Wonderful Colette! Have you ever tried Aceto Balsamico di Modena (balsamic vinegar) istead of lemon juice?? It's divine!
    Monicax.

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