Thursday, May 30, 2013

Green Salad with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Aaah, it's good to be married to a gardener.
Today's salad comes to you courtesy of Kahuna's lettuce which, as you can see, is thriving.  This nice, simple salad is made with a variety of lettuces
picked just moments ago for your dining pleasure.
Make that MY dining pleasure.
With the simple addition of minced garlic, pine nuts, golden raisins, and Parmesan cheese, it's a winner.
(recipe adapted slightly from an old issue of  Better Homes and Gardens magazine; serves 4)
1 T. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced (I used the stuff in the jar)
1/4 t. coarse sea salt
1/4 c. golden raisins
2 T. pine nuts
12 c. lettuce
1 T. freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

In microwave-safe bowl, place olive oil, garlic, salt, raisins, and pine nuts.  Nuke for 20 seconds; stir and nuke for 20 more seconds.  Add lettuce and stir to distribute ingredients.  Top each salad with cheese.

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