my favorite french salad. No, my favorite salad from around the world.
A good family friend from France stayed with Michael and I about a summer ago while visiting the US and made this salad for dinner one night. It was amazing. Michael and I could not stop eating it, and then made it every single night for the next week. I have brought this salad to many parties, and am not allowed to leave the party until the recipe is shared.
The real beauty about the salad?
The recipe has a Base, which I will provide below, but different items can be tossed in and/or subtracted each time — keeping you on your toes so you never get tired of it! 🙂
The Salad: Spinach (Chop up the spinach into very fine pieces. I had never seen spinach chopped this way before, but it’s a must!) & chunks of raw fennel (chop this up into small pieces as well, and feel free to toss in some of the “hairy” greens) ; Sunflower Seeds (She roasted hers in teriyaki sauce, salt & sugar, I personally just throw them in raw) ; Nuts (Broken Cashews Or Slithered almonds) & tiny chunks of orange (I do not always add this, but it is tasty!)
Optional Add ins: You can add in whatever your taste buds desire, but here are a few items I frequently toss in just for ideas: small chunks of apple, small chunks of avacado, cut up cooked or marinated beets
The Dressing : Olive oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Dijon Mustard, 1/2 a lemon (the juice), a tiny sprinkle or turmeric; and optional tiny tiny bits of orange.
Thank You Alexie, for bringing this wonderful bowl of greens into my life!