Sunday, June 6, 2010

Spinach & Meyer Lemon Salad


Baby Spinach, Meyer Lemon Wheels,
Toasted Pine Nuts, Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives
Meyer Lemon Cream



We are smitten with our Meyer Lemons (salad with endive and violas here) and addicted to Meyer Lemon Cream... For this salad the lemons are sliced thin - the entire fruit is edible, including the thin, soft, smooth rind. The dressing is made with shallot, lemon juice and cream (or heart-healthy cream substitute).




Arrange thinly-sliced lemon wheels on the plate. Drizzle with Meyer Lemon Cream. Toss baby spinach with Meyer Lemon Cream. Mound spinach over the lemon wheels. Add halved cherry tomatoes and kalamata olives. Finish with toasted pine nuts.




Meyer Lemon Cream

  • 2 T. finely diced shallot

  • 1/2 c. fruity olive oil

  • 1/4 c. mimiccream (or heavy cream)

  • sea salt & fresh ground pepper


Steep the shallot in lemon juice with 1/4 t. of salt. After 5 minutes whisk in olive oil. Then gently add cream. Add fresh ground pepper and more salt to taste. I found this delightful sauce recipe in Suzanne Goin’s fabulous cookbook, Sunday Suppers At Lucques. She uses heavy cream. I found the non-dairy, no-cholesterol (vegan) mimiccream to work quite well!




Bon App├ętit!


Lori Lynn


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3 comments:

Stella

This salad sounds delicious. I might try this recipe with a different green, since spinach isn't in season here. The meyer lemon dressing soundss particularly special...

Lori Lynn

HI Stella - please let me know how it goes! We have been going crazy with Meyer Lemon Cream!
LL

Cynthia

No one makes vegetables as attractive as you do LL.

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