Monday, September 17, 2007

still thinking salads?

I make this salad all year round and I'm sure you will too once you taste how scrumptious it is. My sister in law Heidi made it for me the first time and I've loved it ever since. I've adapted it from the Best of Bridge series "The Best of the Best".
You will need a blender or a small food processor for this one . . .The ingredients for the salad itself are really simple . .
Fresh Crisp Romaine or you can do a combination of greens that are crisp
A Ripe Papaya . .(skin should be yellow) this ingredient is vital . . .without this you don't have anything to make the dressing with . .
1 Avocado (optional)
Red onion slices . . to your taste (optional)

Its the dressing that tastes really yummy . .
In your blender put
1/3 cup sugar or to taste
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons of the papaya seeds
1/2 cup of white wine vinegar or tarragon vinegar
1/3 - 1/2 cup of light oil . . .I used grapeseed but you can use olive or canola
2 green onions chopped up

Blend the ingredients together until the seeds are ground quite fine but you can still see them.
Put the dressing into the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. You can do this earlier in the day no problem.
Dice up all the salad ingredients . . .


Put the salad on a pretty platter, and pour the dressing on top of it . . this makes a really big salad and so if you are making it just for your family, only use as much dressing as you need and it will keep for another day.
Thank you Heidi for sharing the fantastic salad recipe.
I'm off to run up to the B&B for the day, have a wonderful day my friends.

13 comments:

  1. I am into salads any time of the year! And always looking for a fresh take on them, so this one looks like it would be perfect for a light lunch. Thanks again!

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  2. Now there's a tasty memory! I enjoyed it so much when I visited, and meant to get the recipe at the time. Slacking pays off once again, now I have it with pictures as well.
    Honestly, you do the best job of taking pictures of food!

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  3. Mmmmm! I must try that one. Are you thinking of publishing a cookbook any time soon?

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  4. I agree with Jill...how do all your food pictures look like magazine photos? Sometimes when I'm cooking I look at what I'm doing and think...would this look like Lovella's photos if I took a picture of it?? Usually I have to admit, no. smile
    The salad looks delicious....another one for my file...gluten-free!

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  5. Not only delicious sounding but pretty to look at...

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  6. Yummmmm...this looks wonderful, and it's so pretty to look at!

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  7. i'm having ladies for lunch in october. this looks like a good recipe to try out on them. you know how everybody likes the ooooos and ahhhhs of a new recipe.;)......the pics look sooo good i want a liitle schmeck right off the screen!

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  8. Yummy! Sounds SO delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    LaTeaDah

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  9. I have had the pleasure of tasting that salad and it's sooo good!

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  10. Ah, an excellent recipe for those avocados ripening on the tree outside. I think I may need to start a whole new section in my 3-ring binder of recipes called "Food by Lovella." And I guess I'll have to also buy a blender; how have I managed without one all these years?

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  11. This is one of my all time favorites too. Your picture mad a scruptious statement! Kathy

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  12. Oh My!! That salad looks so good! Even at 9:00 pm!!! I just finished picking some of my last good blooms this evening before they became too soggy. How I wish summer lasted longer! Even a dry fall is good! Thanks for sharing your cheerful pictures!

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  13. I bought papayas and avocados and made your lovely looking salad for dinner on Monday. It was big hit. Your dressing looks green in the picture, and mine came out very much orange. Interesting? Thanks for the photos, I never would have tried it if it didnt come with pictures! Definitely a keeper in this household.

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Thank you!