A Nice Fresh and Simple Salad That Takes Five Minutes

I went for a bike ride along Cross-Island Parkway, which is very close to my new place. Near the end of my ride I passed one of those little vegetable markets that are commonly found in NY (and maybe other cities, I don't know) and bought some items for dinner. Not much to it, really:

Summer Salad Ideas

Apropos the summer cooking post and thread:

Six Things to Eat in the Heat

At the end of June, I asked you all for your summer food suggestions. Here's the round-up (plus a few extra):

A Killer Salad Dressing

Learned this one from my stepmom but I like more "intense" flavors than she does (or most people do for that matter) so I turned it up to 11.

Tarragon Mustard Salad Dressing

1/4 cup (+a little) white wine vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup prepared mustard (dijon, yellow, spicy, whatever)
generous grind black pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced
1 tbsp dried tarragon

Whisk to combine in a bowl. Transfer to a jar and let stand for at least a few hours. Keeps for a week or two.

Chopped Salad

Image by Arnold Gatilao ( by Arnold Gatilao ( like the idea of chopped salads. I really do. They're like solid soup: all the ingredients are blended together.

Salad Tongs: Utilitarian Style vs. Actual Utility

What do you look for in salad hardware?

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