Although I serve salads everyday with our meals, salads is not fully covered in my blog and I know I have to start adding more salads. I have lots of salads I have not published yet but I always prefer to focus on the main course rather than on a salad. The salads I make always depend on the ingredients I have at home and make different combinations each time.
This week I had leftover hard boiled eggs from Easter and added them to this delicious salad which I served with turkey burgers.
Myronia (shepherd’s needles – scandix pecten veneris) may not be available in your country but although it adds a characteristic lovely flavour, don’t worry if you don’t have this herb. Don’t add it at all or if you have fennel fronds, although it’s not a substitute, you can add some, giving it another lovely flavour.
The salad dressing I used is what we call in Greece “ladolemono” meaning oil and lemon. The addition of mustard would make it Ladolemono Moustardas.
I have seen in various blogs calling a lemon and oil salad dressing as “Lemon Vinaigrette”. This is wrong, in my opinion. Vinaigre in French means vinegar, so you can’t have a vinaigrette using only lemon juice, oil and mustard.
If you are not watching your calaroies, make more of this “Ladolemono moustardas” as it is perfect on top of the turkey burgers as well.
Anoixiatiki Salata (Spring Salad) me Ladolemono Moustardas, Recipe by Ivy
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Serves:3 – 4
- 2 cup tender lettuce hearts
- 1 cup wild rocket
- 1 cup baby spinach
- A few sprigs of myronia
- 4 cherry tomatoes
- 2 hard boiled eggs, quartered
- 1 very small red onion, finely chopped
- 2 spring onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons dill, finely chopped
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
Ladolemono Moustardas (Lemon-Mustard Salad dressing):
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lemon Juice
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Wash and drain all the vegetables.Coarsely cut the lettuce, spinach, rocket and myronia.Add the remaining ingredients (except the eggs), season with salt and pepper and mix.Decorate with the eggs.
- In a bowl add all the salad dressing ingredients and mix with a fork to combine.
- Before serving, add as much salad dressing as you like and mix.
Finally, I have a few awards to acknowledge and please take some time to visit these wonderful bloggers.
Rosabella, of Cooking with Rosie, has passed this beautiful Sunshine Award. Thanks Rosabella.
I am passing this Award to:
Fimere, from Aux delices des Gourmets,
Natasha, of 5 star Foodie
Angie, of Angies’ Recipes
Nadjibella, of Saveurs et Gourmandises
Maria, of Kali Orexi
Niki, of Baking and Pastry
Peter, of Souvlaki for the Soul
Lisa, of The Making of Cupcakes
Fimere, from Aux delices des Gourmets, gave me this wonderful Award. Thanks Fimere.
I am passing this Award to:
Marianna, of History of Greek Food
Rosie, Cooking with Rosie,
Gaye, of Laws of the Kitchen,
Erica, of My Columbia Recipes,
Joumana, of Tastes of Beirut,
Elena, of Bucataria Elenei,
Pierre, of Le Blog de Pierre,
Simona, of Alison’s Trails,
Magda, of My Little Expat Kitchen
Elena, of Bucataria Elenei, has passed two wonderful Awards, one of friendship and the other for the coming of spring. Thank you Elena.
I am passing these Awards to:
Fimere, of Aux delices des Gourmets,
Yasmeen, of Health Nut
Rosa, of Rosa’s Yummy Yums
Natalia, of Gatti, Fili e Farina
Simona, of Briciole
Reeni, of Cinnamon, Spice and everything Nice
Chef Fresco, of Chef Fresco
Heni, of Simplicity by the Sea
Lisa, of Lisa is cooking
On another note, a few days ago I have updated my blogroll. I am sorry to my friends who were not there all this time but some times I add new friends in my reader and forget to update the blogroll. I am sorry if you were not included, it was non intentional. If you are a visitor of my blog and do not see your blog there, please let me know and I will update it immediately.
After my health problems during summer, I have made some resolutions never to stress myself again. Although in the past I used to regulary visit all the people in my reader, since then I have decided to visit back those who visit my blog. So, if you visit me, I will visit you back. I will not be visiting everyday because I cannot catch up the pace of the new bloggers who post once a day but I will visit at least once or twice a week.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Kopiaste and Kali Orexi!!