Why toss in anything that will get in the way of the genuine flavor of truly fresh salad greens? This salad is called "Simple" for some obvious reasons — it's simple to make and simply delicious.

Simple Salad

Why toss in anything that will get in the way of the genuine flavor of truly fresh salad greens? This salad is called “Simple” for some obvious reasons — it’s simple to make and simply delicious.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups torn
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic or sherry vinegar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Place the greens in a large glass bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar and a pinch of salt. Toss until the leaves are evenly coated. Taste and add more salt, if necessary, and season with pepper. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe adapted from How to Cook Everything, Mark Bittman (1998)