dressed french greens salad

 

 

Yield: 1 medium salad

 

Prep Time:  3 minutes if your lettuce is precut and washed, 8 minutes if you need to cut your lettuce

 

Rating: Classic. Will always be relevant. Very fast to make – never a leaf left in the bowl.

 

Ingredients:

1 head of your freshest lettuce (anything will do – Boston Bibb, Red Leaf, Romaine or even a box of any prepared baby lettuce will do)

1 handful of cherry tomatoes (optional)

1 Kirby cucumber, peeled and sliced (optional)

2- 3 tablespoons white or red wine vinegar

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ freshly ground black pepper

2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

 

Directions:

Place your lettuce and any extra vegetables (I like mine just with tomatoes) into a bowl.  Drizzle your vinegar and oil directly onto the lettuce and sprinkle with the salt and pepper.  Using a gloved hand, gently toss your salad until your greens are well dressed but not soggy.

 

Plan Ahead:

You can cut the lettuce or vegetables the night before if you really need to.  Make sure your lettuce is completely dry before storing in a zippered bag lined with paper towel until you are ready to use.