|Lynnette at 16|
When I was sixteen, my wonderful Grandmother took me to Europe.
One of our last stops was Paris and, I must tell you, I was instantly in love with that city.
At dinner in our hotel, we had a salad that could not be more simple. Or more delicious. I do believe that every time I take a bite into one I’ve prepared at home, I see The Eiffel Tower and a sixteen year old who just couldn’t possibly take everything in.
There is no easier salad to prepare and it is perfect in the summer.
Note that I’ve listed ingredients for one (preferably with a glass of wine!) but you can expand to accommodate any number.
When The 8 Broads went to France two years ago, I was still in love with Paris and I’m ready anytime to go back!
One large, beautiful tomato of summer
Olive oil….really good
Your favorite vinegar
Plenty of salt and pepper
Cut the tomato into quarters or eighths (depending on the size).
Place in one portion of your plate.
Shred the peeled carrot and place in another portion.
Peel the cucumber and cut the cuke in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds (a grapefruit spoon works just great for this). Slice thinly.
Place on the plate.
Mix together your favorite oil and vinegar and drizzle over the salad.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste (this does take quite a bit of salt and I am a very stingy salt user).