This salad is one of my go-to salads. I absolutely love this salad. I could eat this everyday, but I think my family would revolt. They enjoy this salad, but they prefer some variety in their diet. Not only does this salad taste good, but it looks pretty too!
You can start with any mix of greens you have on hand. I love using lettuce from my garden, but when lettuce is not available my go-to choice of greens is romaine. You can make your salad in a large bowl, or you can make individual plates to serve to your guests. I personally like to do my salads buffet style by placing the greens in a large bowl and putting the toppings in little bowls with your dressing in a small pitcher. This is a great way to serve your guests, because they can choose the toppings they like to put on their salad. My favorite toppings are sliced baby bella mushrooms, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, crumbled blue cheese, sliced green onion, freshly ground black pepper, and French vinaigrette. To make a heartier salad, you can slice a hard boiled egg (check out our blog post on hard boiled eggs for tips) and arrange the slices on top of your greens. Serve with a crusty slice of bread with a little butter, and you have a lovely lunch! There is something about these toppings that truly make an incredible tasting bed of greens.
The French Vinaigrette that I usually make to go with this salad is simple but so good! Please come back tomorrow and check out our blog post on it! It is just a little red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, salt, freshly ground black peppper, and of course extra virgin olive oil. These simple ingredients when put together make something extraordinary!
Ingredients for French Salad:
Mix of Romaine and Spinach
Sliced Hard Boiled Eggs (or two poached eggs)
Sliced Green Onion
Crumbled Blue Cheese
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Go ahead and give this beautiful salad a try and let me know what you think of this simple creation. Bon Appetit!
(edited by Anna Weicht)