This is the first in a series of Harvest Salads, and is meant to optimize what is in your garden or what strikes your fancy at the Farmer’s Market or Supermarket. It also happens to be one of those ‘Cooking By The Seat Of Your Pants’ recipes we love to make. The ingredient list provided are just suggestions, so no quantities are listed. The idea here is: effortless, fast, and fun. Oh, and delicious too. It’s summer after all – let’s go a little easy on ourselves.
And then there are the Parmesan Croutons. This quite possibly could be one of the easiest recipes you will ever make, but it never ceases to amaze anybody I serve it to. Why? Simple. It has only one ingredient, which happens to be cheese. It’s really hard to find a cheese hater out there, and even more difficult to find a melted cheese hater. I love horsing around with this recipe. For starters, you don’t have to use super expensive Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. My favorite way to make them is to use a combination of cheeses, and love a combination of Asiago, and Provolone. Often I will throw in a little bit of Sharp Cheddar too – It just depends on what is hanging around the house when the mood strikes.
A Jelly Vinaigrette recipe is included because it happens to be my favorite – not to harsh with vinegar, but more smooth and fruity. This means it will encourage you to eat more salad, and that’s a very good thing. Let’s hop right on over to the blog and check it out!