A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Oh! Nuts, asking me if I would be willing to preview some of their products. They asked if I would be interested in any nuts or dried fruits. I told them to let me think about it.
No, I didn't!!! I said, yes of course, here is my address, thank you, thank you, thank you. So, now I am the proud recipient of Turkish Pistachios, Macadamia Nuts, Almonds and Dried Raspberries. Expect to see lots of yummy, nutty goodness in the future.
As I sat, eating my way through the bag of pistachios (do I even have to tell you how good they are), I browsed through Tyler's Ultimate: Brilliant Simple Food to Make Any Time. You know how sometimes it seems like everything falls into place? Well, that happened. Staring up at me was a recipe using pistachios and dill (which I had a huge bunch of, needing desperately to be used up).
It was amazing. Wonderful. So much better than my plain old salads. I loved the vinaigrette, the sugar and honey adding a little sweetness. The salad was perfect with the grapes and the pistachio nuts and the addition of the dill was great. I would have never thought to add dill, but it added another flavor component to an already flavorful salad.
Ultimate Green Salad
6 cups mixed arugula, mache, and Bibb lettuces (I just used Bibb)
1 cup green grapes (I cut them in half)
1/4 cup pistachios
handful of fresh dill sprigs
Combine the lettuces, grapes, pistachios, and dill in a bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over all and toss.
Tyler's Ultimate Vinaigrette
makes about 1/3 cup
1 shallot, finely minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon honey
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Combine the ingredients in a jar and shake to emulsify.
This will be my entry for this week's Tyler Florence Fridays.