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