Salad is a lot of fun at our house, mostly because I spent over 20 years trying to get boys to eat green food. Here is the recipe for an easy salad - makes up quickly and gobbles up quickly, too.
You will need
3 cups of arugula or 3 cups of spinach, whatever is available.
1 cup Italian parsley
1 cup cilantro
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 cup blueberries
large cooked prawns (you choose - try one per dinner guest)
5 pieces sliced salami
Wash arugula (spinach), Italian parsley and cilantro and spin dry. Put into salad bowl. Wash cherry tomatoes, slice in half, add to lettuce bowl. Add pine nuts. Wash blueberries and add to salad bowl. Cut the salami slices into quarters, add to the bowl. Just before serving, add prawns. Dress lightly with the dressing below, put leftover dressing into a cruet on the table.
You will need
glass jar with lid
measuring cups and spoons
1 cup olive oil
1//3 cup rice vinegar
1 tsp (approx. - do it to your taste) sugar
1 TBSP dijon mustard (again, approx, do it to your own taste)
salt & pepper (again to your own taste
1 TBSP fresh tarragon, chopped
Put all ingredients in jar, put on lid, and shake, baby, shake! Taste it and correct it to your own tastes.
Once you are satisfied, put approx. 1/3 cup directly on salad, the rest on the dinner table.
This is good, healthy, and just a little different. The tastes of the cilantro, arugula and parsley are really wonderful - even little folks like it (usually!)