Thursday, July 17, 2008

Tita's Salad

We have a family friend we call "Tita" she is originally from El Salvador and she makes this salad very often, I don't know if it's a Salvadoran recipe or not but since she is Salvadoran and she showed us Im gonna label it as Salvadoran.

Though her salad is very basic and similar to many cultures salads. In this recipe the way you cut everything is very important (atleast to me)

-1 romain lettuce
-Equal amounts of raw spinach to romain lettuce
-1 large or 2 small cucumbers
-1 or 2 large fresh tomatoes
-1 cup of radishes (optional)
-2-4 tablespoons of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
-Juice of 2 limes
-salt to taste (about 1-2 teaspoons)
(1)Seperate each leaf from the romain lettuce, wash well, pat-dry, cutin half long wise, pile and roll up then cut into 1/2 inch slices kinda like "chiffounade" (I think I mispelled that)
(2)Wash spinach well, by drowning it in water in the sink, swishing and getting rid of all bad stuff, drain it well and pat-dry. Cut just like lettuce or try to cut it similar by chopping 1/2 inch slices or pieces
(3)Wash and cut large tomatoes in 4, then slice on a angle thinly
(4)Cut ends of cucumbers and then cut cucumber in half then slice in half and thinly slice to make 1/2 moon shapes
(5)Cut radishes ugly parts, slice in half and then slice those halves into 1/2 moon shapes,
(6)Toss all vegetables together
(7)Drizzle olive oil, squeeze juice of 2 limes, and then sprinkle with salt and toss with a tool or clean hands.

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