Fall Back Salad

Print Email

My daughter named this salad as the clocks had changed the night before, which contributed significantly to our starvation by lunchtime on the day we made it. 

Leftover Brussels sprouts, halved (or use raw ones but cook them a little longer)
Left over (cooked) potatoes, sliced
One nice fat shallot, sliced thinly
Half a tin of garbanzos, from the recesses of your fridge
Handful of herb mix bag salad
Handful of red and green oak lettuce leaves, washed and dried
Olive oil
Red wine vinegar
Sea salt, freshly ground black pepper
Smidge of dijon mustard.
Pine nuts, toasted (optional)

Heat some olive oil in a pan and gently saute the shallot. Add the brussels and up the heat slightly, and toss frequently so that they become golden brown. Meanwhile toss your handful of herb mix salad (or use normal lettuce and add some chervil, parsley and coriander) and your oak lettuce (this is what was in my fridge, ready washed which is incredibly unusual and organized for me) into a salad bowl.   Slice the potatoes on top and throw in your garbanzos. Mix your vinaigrette in a little bowl or jar, starting with a teaspoon or two of mustard, mix in a tablespoon of vinegar and slowly whisk in three tablespoons of olive. Toss in the warm Brussels sprouts and shallots. Salt and pepper it. Toss quickly with the lettuce and vinaigrette and eat immediately. It's very pretty and jolly tasty. But, don't overdress the salad - there is nothing worse than a drenched salad, or a salad that is dressed anything but at the last minute (this is where the salad and I are worryingly similar).

-- Courtesy of Bumble Ward 




restaurant news

Sir Winston's Restaurant
Los Angeles
by Lisa Dinsmore

hmsqueenmary.jpg This year on my summer vacation I actually played tourist in my own home town. I've lived in Los Angeles for 20 years – never thought I would be here this long – and have pretty much seen/done...

Blue Hill
New York
by Jeanne Kelley

dan.jpgA friend of mine says that all the restaurants in New York City are good. Her belief is that is that with so many options, only quality survives. I’m not one to put her theory to the test as I...

My Mom and The Salty Dog Cafe
Southern States
by Laura Johnson

saltydog2.jpgThe Salty Dog Cafe in Hilton Head, SC is not your typical place to take Mom for Mother's Day. However, I think all Mothers should eat exactly what they want on their big day and nothing foots the...

Baby Blues BBQ
Los Angeles
by Telly Kousakis

babybluesbbq.jpgAfter a screening of the frightening (and somewhat hilarious) Paranormal Activity my pals and I wanted to grab a drink and maybe some chow. Three of us, on separate occasions, by different...