While I await the first CSA box of the season, I am reduced to supermarket produce. Once I went CSA, store bought produce just pales in comparison. Until the CSA season starts, supermarket produce will have to suffice.
I had found some orange tomatoes and some radishes on sale at the store and decided to make an impromtu salad with some endive, shallots and basil I had in my refrigerator.
The honey-dijon vinaigrette is simple to make and full of flavor.
- 2 medium tomatoes, diced
- 1 large scallion, diced and separated
- 3 radishes, thinly sliced
- 3-4 medium-large basil leaves, chopped
- half of the diced shallot from above
- 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar (if you don’t have white wine, use a cider or whatever you like)
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- S & P to taste
- 1/2 Cup of oil (olive or vegetable)
In a medium bowl, mix together the tomatoes, radishes, shallots and basil. Salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
For the vinaigrette: Mix together the mustard, shallot, garlic, vinegar and S & P. Wisk while drizzling in the oil. Wisk until emulsified. That’s it. How easy was that? 🙂
Line a serving tray with endive leaves. Fill the endive leaves with the tomato/radish mixtured. Drizzle the vinaigrette over and enjoy.
I love this recipe. It’s quick, it’s easy and most of all it’s delicious.
Of course, it will be extra special when I use the produce from HighCross Farm, but I digress…
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