Tarbes Salad ~ salty, sweet, and
Makes 1 generous salad
- 1 white
or yellow onion
tablespoon of olive oil
- Half a
head of your favorite lettuce
- About 5
walnuts, broken into bits
- 1 ripe
orange, cut into small pieces
chunk of hard blue or Roquefort cheese,
- 50 ml
extra virgin olive oil
- 25 ml
teaspoon whole grain mustard
- A squirt
of lemon juice
- salt and
pepper to taste
Note: 5 ml
= a tsp
- Does not
need a hechsher: lettuce, orange, onions,
walnuts, whole grain mustard, lemon juice,
salt and pepper.
- Needs a
hechsher: Roquefort cheese, virgin olive
oil, and Balsamic Vinegar
- Do not
mix dairy and meat - This is a dairy
recipe - do not serve with a meat dish.
- If you
have dairy first - 1/2 hour before eating
meat. If you have meat first - wait 2
hours and some have the custom of waiting
6 hours. Consult your Rabbi.
the onion into half moons and brown it in a
bit of olive oil. Make it nice and crispy.
Once it's done, put it aside in a bowl and
squirt a bit of lemon juice on it.
As the onion
is cooking, wash the lettuce thoroughly.
Soak it several times. Nothing is worse than
gritty lettuce in a salad. Break the lettuce
into bite-size pieces and drop them in your
spinner under running water. Once it's
washed, spin it until it's dry. Wet lettuce
will dilute the dressing.
Once the lettuce is dry, put it in a bowl.
Add the onions, walnuts, orange and cheese.
To make the dressing, just mix the
ingredients in a jar and give them a good
Toss everything together in a big bowl and
Notes, tricks, and variations
lettuce and onions early. Add the onions to
the lettuce (once they've cooled down) and
cover the bowl. This will allow the onions
to flavor the lettuce.
Put a bit of
beer in with the onions as you brown them,
or even white wine or vermouth.
minced garlic either to the dressing or to
Use a ripe
pear or a kiwi instead of the orange.
Add a sliced
up, deeply browned zucchini in addition to
or instead of onion.
If you're in a
hurry, skip the onion/zucchini.
walnuts with the onions in olive oil.
Turn the salad
into dinner by adding strips of chicken or
turkey (heavily salted and peppered, browned
dressing ingredients and save yourself the
trouble the next day. Also, you can wash and
break up all of your lettuce at once and
store it in an airtight bag in the crisper
drawer of your refrigerator.
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