March 7, 2010

Salad #1

And now for a salad . . .

Salads are healthy. They're also tasty. The usual suspects include lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers . . . you know. Lest salads become boring, I like to toss in something different every now and then.

This particular ingredient mix includes yellow raisins and crumbled feta cheese. The raisins add a sweet flavoring and soft texture to the otherwise mostly-crunchy ingredients. Feta cheese gives the salad a bit of saltiness. Use the feta cheese sparingly--just a little will flavor things nicely--and sprinkle some freshly-ground black pepper on top.

As the title suggests, I'll be posting recipes for other varieties of salads in the future.

Salad #1
Estimated preparation time: 15 minutes

(Amounts will vary, based on the number of persons to be served. Use what looks good to you.)
  • Baby spinach
  • Romaine lettuce 
  • Grape tomatoes 
  • Sweet onion 
  • Cucumber 
  • Yellow raisins
  • Feta cheese
  • Freshly-ground black pepper

  1. Wash the romaine lettuce and pat it dry. Slice the lettuce into bite-size pieces. 
  2. Toss the spinach and the romaine together in a salad bowl.
  3. Wash and dry the grape tomatoes. Halve them, then add them to the salad bowl.
  4. Slice the onion as desired. Add the onion to the salad bowl.
  5. Wash, dry, and slice the cucumber into bite-sized pieces. Add the cucumber to the bowl.
  6. Measure out a small amount of yellow raisins (about 1/4 cup for a medium-sized salad). Spread raisins on top of the salad.
  7. Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese (about 2 teaspoons for a medium salad) on top.
  8. Grind some black pepper on top of the entire salad, or add it on top of individual portions.