greens with pickled radish

Salad, Dressing & Mushroom Ckn20Growing up white trash without a lot of money, I always looked forward to the special treat of eating at Olive Garden. Mainly for the classy, high-dollar ambiance but also the SALAD…Now, as an adult that occasionally still gets excited about a ‘Tour of Italy,’ salads don’t do a whole lot for me. But in an effort to make a healthy side, with mostly seasonal ingredients, this dish was born.

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Also, for me, eating radishes is what I imagine snacking on crunchy but somehow wet dirt is like. So, second to deep-frying, I turned to my second favorite food transformation process: pickling.

These little things elevate this salad to OG status. Also while making this dish, we learned a new trick that has changed every salad we will ever make.

Vinaigrette after 20 minutes without egg yolk

Vinaigrette after 20 minutes without egg yolk

Vinaigrette after 30 minutes with egg yolk

Vinaigrette after 30 minutes with egg yolk

 

 

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