We recently stayed in a villa in Bali. The cook made this dressing a couple of times to go over a salad of mixed greens tomatoes and cucumber. She included mint in the salad-not the dressing. Her recipe was actually just equal quantities of lime juice, white (not palm) sugar, and olive oil, garlic and slat and pepper, so it's super easy to make enough for 1 or 12.
Great reviews every time I make this. A nice change from the standard pasta salads. There are many renditions to this salad. There's really no way of messy it up. I like the miniature ravioli's (preferably fresh) but others have used tortellini's & rotini also. Give it a try. I think you'll love it.
This is the most delicious salad - fresh and wonderful-tasting. FYI, lettuce can very much be a part of any greek salad - if you want it to. We like lettuce in my family and I often add it. It would not be 'authentic' in a Horiatiki (village) salad, but who cares?
This recipe's full name is Lynne's Homage to California Cuisine: Garlic Bread, Green Bean and Tomato Salad and it is from "The Italian Country Table: Home Cooking from Italy's Farmhouse Kitchens" by Lynne Rossetto Kasper.
Just add some cheese to the salad to make it a complete meal. Lynn suggests using chunk of Vela Dry Jack.
This is a fantastic green salad with lots of salty-sweet flavors and crunchy stuff, all with a deceptively simple dressing. It has something for everyone, and everyone will enjoy it! Prep time does not include allowing dressing to sit for a couple of hours.