I stare at the picture of this week’s entry for French Fridays with Dorie wishing it would help me flesh out this post. For the first time in a couple of weeks I find myself without recipe-twisting produce, decent quotes about the ingredients, or a story to frame the simple exquisiteness of this salad. I added tiny tomatoes to the mixed greens, marveled at the soft-boiled egg technique, and found the meal very satisfying. DH liked it too.
I had to play a bit with the dressing because I do not have any nut oils or sherry vinegar in the house at this time. It turned out okay, which means the ‘real’ version must be incredible. My attempt at a nutty oil consisted of a tablespoon of grapeseed oil mixed with a couple of drops of dark sesame oil. For the sherry vinegar, I used equal parts of regular sherry and lemon juice.
My loquacious self will be back soon! In the meantime, please do check out how the rest of the French Fridays crowd did with this salad.