Monday, October 24, 2011

Cilantro Salad

Not all salads are easy. This one is. Just a simple vinaigrette with fresh ingredients. And if you love cilantro, you'll love this combination.

Cilantro is also known as Chinese Parsley and comes from the leaves of the coriander plant. I know there are people who find cilantro soapy tasting, and it does have a strong flavor, but let it grow on you and you may find that you crave it.

The Chinese used the herb in love potions believing it provided immortality.


Makes 6 servings

For the vinaigrette:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper, to taste

For the salad:
4 cups butter lettuce, cleaned and torn into bite-sized pieces
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Whisk the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Mix the salad ingredients. Just before serving, mix the vinaigrette with the salad.


pam said...

I love cilantro!

One of Ottawa's Real Foodies said...

I am one of those coriander loving people who buys it even if I don't know yet what I will use it for. Sometimes I just love to sniff it. Maybe I shouldn't have confessed that last part.

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