Saturday, July 6, 2013

One of the best salads I've ever had!

The other week I said that I would share some summer recipes, so this is me remembering that I said that and trying to catch up. This week I went a little crazy at the farmer's market and got too many vegetables, because it was hard not to. They always look so fresh and juicy and delicious and, most importanlty, they are local! Luckily I didn't have too much cash because it could've been much worse... 

Anyway, this weekend I am trying to figure out things to cook that would involve as many vegetables as possible, you know, before they go bad. Beautiful fresh radishes and crisp sugar snap peas were in the fridge among the other "cast of characters" that will need to be cooked asap. But this morning at breakfast I happened to stumble upon an amazingly sounding salad recipe while I was looking through Deb Perelman's, the author of Smitten Kitchen blog, cookbook. By now I've learnt that if it's Deb Perelman's recipe, it's going to be great (I've already mentioned her Plum and Poppy seed muffins once), so our dinner tonight involved Sugar snap salad with miso dressing. 

Only I don't know if it's right of me to call it that, since I skipped one of the dressing ingredients from the recipe, and the ingredient was miso, so can I still call it Salad with Miso dressing?

Smitten Kitchen blog doesn't seem to have the recipe, but Suzanna Winter from Galley Kitchen posted the recipe and I am linking to her. You will notice that she omitted ginger in the dressing, but if you like it, the recipe calls for 1 Tbsp of minced fresh ginger. I can also guarantee that omitting miso is not the worst thing in the world either, I thought it was delicious! This dressing would be great with most salads I think, it has this great "Nice Asian Restaurant" flavor!

What a great summer meal that is just perfect as a dinner side dish or a light lunch on its own!