Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Way You Make Me Salad

132. Michael Jackson - "The Way You Make Me Feel" (Epic, 1987)

A bright salad for summer.

- some greens
- red wine (or whatever tasty) vinegar
- extra virgin olive oil
- prepared horseradish
- mustard
- a few radishes
- a ripe (but not overripe) peach

First, make a nice lil' vinaigrette. Combine 1 part prepared horseradish, 1 part mustard (I used a spicy brown today, but I'm the last person in the world that's gonna tell you to not use French's Yellow for anything), and 3 parts red wine vinegar (as with everything, play with other kinds of vinegar if you like. Champagne vinegar is sweet too, cuz, well, don't it just make ya feel fancy) and whisk them together in a small bowl. Then take some olive oil, about as much as you have of the vinegar mixture, and slowly pour it into the bowl while whisking rapidly until the whole thing emulsifies and gets creamy. You could also put the vinaigrette into a jar and shake rapidly, it'll prolly break sooner this way, but whatevs, just shake it again.

Once you have the vinaigrette made. Slice up a radish or two and toss it into a bowl of your favorite greens. Dress the salad lightly with the vinaigrette (it's easy to overdress, I do it all the time, definitely more with salad than with clothes), and top it with some slices of peach and some crumbled Feta cheese.

1 comment:

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