6.25.2008

Summery fresh recipes

If you like salads but you're tired of the same old greens and dressings, this is the book for you. It's filled with combinations most of us would not think about, yet they turn out beautiful and tasty. Here are a few recipes I've tried from this gorgeous book:

Peach and Tomato Salad
4 large ripe tomates, peeled, seeded, and cut into large dice
2 large peaches, peeled and cut into large dice
1/2 small red onion, finely minced or cut into thin slivers
About 1/3 cup citrus and black pepper dressing (recipe below)
3 tablespoons thinly slivered fresh mint or basil, for garnish
Combine all the ingredients in a salad bowl and gently toss with the dressing. Garnish with the mint (or basil) and serve.
Citrus and Black Pepper Dressing
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
Sea Salt
Whisk the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Moroccan Salad of Raw Grated Carrots with Citrus Cinnamon Dressing
4 large carrots
1/4 cup citrus cinnamon dressing (see below)
Chopped walnuts or almonds
Grate the carrots on the large holes of a box grater (or use a food processor with the grating blade attached). Toss with the dressing, top with chopped walnuts or almonds and serve.
Citrus Cinnamon Dressing
1/2 cup mild olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
orange flower water (optional)
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl with a whisk, then add orange flower water to taste if you like.

6 comments:

Beverly said...

Teresa, these both sound delicious.

Peach and tomato - yum!!

Hollyhock Lane said...

That sounds really interesting! I must be a boring person~~I just like your everyday plain salads~~but if someone made that salad, I WOULD try it! I really like your blog~~it's really pretty!

Rue said...

Hi Teresa :)

These sound so delicious!! yum :)

rue

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Double YUM!! Thx!!

M ^..^

Niesz Vintage Home said...

YUM! I could eat nothing but salads all summer long. (hubby would probably want something more complicated, though).

I'll have to try the ones you've listed.

Kimberly :)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Hmmmm, not sure about cinnamon in a salad, but I think I'd like a peaches and tomatoes combination. Very unusual!