Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Chef R's Big Salad

You wouldn't know it from the recipes I post (or eat), but I'm moderately lactose intolerant. I figure it's moderate because small amounts of dairy products don't have a major effect. But cream sauces pretty much kill me for the night. I think all of this is related to having IBD, which, during flare ups, makes any type of eating very difficult. Why do I mention this? As I type, I'm sitting next to a bottle of Tums (Gaviscon, which works better, is expired) paying for the consequences of today's post. Not to turn you off of it - because believe me, it tasted awesome while eating it. But, if you've got a sensitive stomach, this might not be a good recipe for you.

I'll call this recipe "Chef R's Big Salad" because R has been requesting a salad like this for about three years now. I'm thinking it's just another sign that we watch too much Seinfeld:

DRESSING (original recipe found here):
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 Tablespoon scallions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard or 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
2 garlic cloves, minced
juice of 1 lemon

In a jar or cruet, mix the mayonnaise, oil, sugar, pepper, parsley, scallions, mustard, garlic and lemon juice. Shake or whisk until emulsified.

In the salad, for vegetables, I included lettuce, tomato, cucumber and greenpepper:

To the vegetables, I added about 75-100 grams (each) of roast beef, ham and turkey. I also cut up some marble cheese, two hard-boiled eggs and garnished with parsley. Here are some pictures of the final product:



Peter M said...

This salad is simple enough for me to try out!

Kate said...

Your salad is so pretty! Mine always look like the veggie truck just made a deposit.

giz said...

Kate - you made me laugh out loud - thanks for that. I had this visual of your comment.

Psychgrad said...

peter - a bit of prep, but very easy to make

kate - I put in the extra effort for picture purposes...but really, my salad just like a mesh of veggies.

Kevin said...

Great idea to pile deli meat on a salad with a tasty dressing. The salad looks good.

Pixie said...

haha I've missed that episode of seinfield- I think I should search for the nazi soup episode on you tube!

Great salad, looks fab!

Psychgrad said...

thanks Kevin!

Pixie - The soup Nazi segment would make a great intro for a great soup.

Pixie said...

I may just use it when I post my mum's recipe for minestra! but will of course link to this wonderful entry for your salad :)

Ivy said...

I followed Pixie's link. Your salad is so fabulous especially the dressing.

Bellini Valli said...

The dressing sounds delicious :D

Psychgrad said...

pixie - great soup post! We should start a weekly post relating to some popular tv show :).

ivy - thanks for visiting! The dressing was really good. I would make it again.

bellini valli - thanks for visiting. It was by fluke that I had all of the ingredients in my fridge for the dressing. It was really good.

Peter M said...

Psych & Giz, I've posted my take on your salad...thanks for posting about it.

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this is very good for those all out there that are vegetarian.

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Cathy said...

Mmmmm looks so mouthwatering. I love salads that's why I feel so hungry right now just by looking at your post, eh. This is perfect for vegans out there.

Cathy@blood pressure gauge