When spring comes along, I often find myself craving the crisp, bright flavors of summer. But on chilly nights, I'm still yearning for the warmth of a hot meal. I invented this mid-season salad on one such brisk evening, and enjoyed it so much that I've reprised it several times since. (Doesn't hurt that it's so quick and easy - not to mention healthy!)
Warm Mid-Season Salad
- olive oil
- one tin of anchovies (in oil)
- two garlic cloves
- a handful of chopped walnuts
- 1 yellow pepper
- 1/2 small head of radicchio
- a dozen grape tomatoes
- 2 large handfuls of arugula
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- parmesan shavings (to taste)
- salt, pepper (and/or gomasio)
- Heat olive oil in pan. Add chopped garlic, anchovies, walnuts. Stir to break up anchovies.
- Wash and chop the yellow pepper, add to pan.
- Wash and chop radicchio. Add to pan when the pepper has started to soften, along with a splash of apple cider vinegar and some salt.
- Wash and halve the grape tomatoes. Add to pan.
- Once tomatoes are warmed, turn off the burner. Stir arugula into pan until just wilted.
- Move warm salad contents to bowl. Dress with parmesan shavings and pepper.
- Eat while warm.
This either makes a lovely appetizer for two or a generous salad for one.
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