A friend of mine (who prefers anonymity) recently gave me a copy of this recipe, which she enjoyed. It looked healthy, fresh and flavor-packed – a wonderful complement to the weather we’re having.
She said the ingredients seemed strange together so she thought of me… (strange – me?!) I modified the recipe, removing capers, substituting this for that, and it was a delicious, light vegetarian supper. A creamy dressing, perhaps a honey-yogurt based something, would keep the ingredients bound together, but would have dulled the vibrancy of the salad.
The sweet grapes and toasty nuts were the perfect counterpoint to the rich earthiness of roasted cauliflower. Sometimes I’m stymied when looking for savory vegetable dishes that are delicious served cold or room temperature. This salad will be a much appreciated addition to my repertoire. Thanks, “anonymous”!
This recipe was adapted from the magazine “Garden and Gun”. I omitted the capers, and added cardamon, additional grapes and olive oil. I substituted sliced almonds for the Marcona almonds and cilantro for the parsley.
Taking care to practice what I preached in my last blog, I remain tasered into beans. (Been researching tasers for the current novel I’m writing. A cool word. It can be used as a noun: He’s running down Nine Mile, grab your taser! A verb: You tasered the wrong guy, man! Even an adjective: His eyes, a knee-buckling shade of … Full recipe post »
Off the grid of late, spending every available minute, and every ounce of inspiration, on a book synopsis that had to be submitted last week. My two protagonists (female 31-year old first cousins) are of Polish descent, and Eastern European food has been on my mind. This salad is my daughter’s recipe and was inspired by my … Full recipe post »
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