Friday Salad

It’s Friday and time not to eat meat.

The entree was spectacularly… dull.

The salad started with my macerating stuff.


In the bowl: a splash of decent balsamic vinegar, a jot of olive oil, a small clove of chopped garlic, two pinches of course salt, some sliced cherry tomatoes, and a heap of sliced strawberries.


Then, after about 20 minutes, cilantro cut up with scissors with
mixed greens.


I had exchanged texts today with a friend in Rome and had in mind one of my preferred desserts, strawberries in balsamic vinegar.

It was good. It would pair well with a sharp white, say Sauvignon Blanc or, better, Sancerre with its hint of grapefruit. I might want to eat this after chicken rather than fish.

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  1. benedetta says:

    Sancerre…excellent Fr. Z!

  2. APX says:

    I wish you’d post more salads. I’m of the non-creative side and need ideas. About as fancy as I get is Greek salad, which doesn’t fit my student budget given the rise in cost of feta and olives.

  3. I was at the store today and saw two boxes of strawberries for $5. That made the choice easier.

    Hone your everyday meals around what immediately appeals and what is readily available.

  4. jameeka says:

    All I can say is YUM, great pictures, must have tasted delicious!

  5. APX says:

    I’m currently in the process of making this. I don’t recommend trying to slice cherry tomatoes with a 12″ butcher knife. *sigh* Maybe some day I’ll get to cut up a cow.

  6. Mary Jane says:

    Looks good! Had salmon here.

  7. Eric says:

    I got home from work at 11:45. It took me aproximately 14 minutes to fix my ham,salami,peporoni,swiss,colbyjack on toasted white with Italian dressing and a side of chips. A minute for grace and at 12:00:20 Saturday morning I sunk my teeth in. Yes!

    There are few things in life as good as meat.

  8. NescioDomine says:

    I think the salad looks delicious. I ate the same food as my chickens ate….rice, only mine was warmed and I added a little sugar and cinnamon…. yummy

  9. Therese says:

    That salad looks wonderful. A little goat cheese, perhaps, for balance?

    I did penance and ate fried fish. (If you’ve eaten my fried fish, you know what I mean.)

  10. wmeyer says:

    We are meat eaters, after all, which is why Friday abstinence is such a good penance. I do enjoy fish, and my wife’s Chinese fish soup is excellent. But it’s no substitute for dead red… ;)

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