I’ve had a few requests for the recipe for my homemade vinaigrette dressing, so I’ve included it below, along with the recipe for my favorite salad. Enjoy!
Bruce’s Famous House Salad
- 1 head Romaine lettuce
- 1 bunch chives, diced into 1/8 “ pieces
- 1 plump, moderately firm heirloom tomato, sliced or diced to suit your style
- 4-5 hearts of palm, diced into ¼” pieces
Remove tough and discolored leaves from exterior of romaine head, and cut into bite sized pieces*, rinse, pat dry, and toss into your gorgeous wooden salad bowl from Pacific Merchants. Add chives, tomato and hearts of palm in reckless abandon. Toss with vinaigrette just prior to serving in your gorgeous wooden salad bowl from Pacific Merchants. Am I repeating myself? ; )
- Balsamic vinegar
- Unsweetened rice wine vinegar
- The best virgin olive oil you can manage
- Crushed garlic
- Fresh garden herbs
To be perfectly honest, I don’t have measurements for this dressing. It’s “a little of this, a little of that” which means the ingredients above serve as a guide for your own, unique vinaigrette. In the interest of good health and lower calories, I do tend to use much more vinegar than oil, flipping the traditional 1/3 vinegar to 2/3 oil the other way round. But that’s all I’m going to say. Enjoy!!!
*Romaine is the only lettuce I know of that can be cut with a knife, rather than torn. This according to my 8th grade home economics teacher. Something to do with the edges of the leaves being resistant to browning. I’ve never checked with an outside source to verify Miss Silver’s claim, but she did have a sterling reputation.