I'd heard of it, sure, but i didn't actually have it until my wife and her mom started growing it in their community garden plot. Kim brought some home, the older stuff that her mom didn't want because it was "too tough." I took a bite and it was like biting into a radish, only in a leafy form. Delish!
I'm not much for salads, but make one with arugula and avocado and i will eat it all. My wife's also used our arugula bounty to make arugula/walnut pesto, which was fantastic.
We need to breathe some life into this community, kids. :P So I'm posting an ice-berg-less salad recipe. (It's actually lettuce-less, too, but don't hold it against me.)
Pretty Summer Salad
1lb fresh green beans
2c fresh sweet corn
2 large home-grown tomatoes
1/4 a red onion
La Martinique Blue Cheese Vinaigrette (or similar)
Blue cheese crumbles
Blanche green beans, blance corn and cut off cob, core tomatoes and cut into chunks, sliver the onion, add blue cheese crumbles and combine in a bowl with about 1/3 bottle of the salad dressing. Chill and serve. This salad is my FAVORITE for summertime. Current Mood: sleepy
ok, this community is going to be devoted to discussing lettuces that are NOT iceberg! or salads that do not involve iceberg! or perhaps how much iceberg sucks. and stuff along those lines. many people (mistakenly) believe that icky iceberg lettuce is mandatory to make a proper salad. this is nonsense
! merriam-webster, a fine lexicon, lists the following definition for "salad"
. you will notice right away that no mention is made of iceberg
as the canonical "bed of lettuce" that is so casually referenced by all and sundry! it is our duty as lovers of true
lettuce to spread the gospel to the ignorant! down with iceberg, the disgusting, watery, tasteless pretender to the salad throne! Current Mood: silly