A simple salad duet

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Author Notes: This is a study in contrasts between sweet and sour, purple and yellow, soft and hard. In my photos I have lined up the ingredients, which on the top you can the salt. If you do not have lemon verbena, you can substitute thai basil, pineapple sage, or chives. My cat was much less interested in this salad, as the photos attest. Sagegreen

Serves 2-4

  • 1 cup of diced mango
  • 1 cup of thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 8 lemon verbena leaves
  • 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger, optional
  • pinch of salt grated from a raw chunk of pink Himalayan
  • light drizzle of EVOO
  1. Gently combine the diced mango and sliced cabbage.
  2. Roll the herbal leaves up tightly and snip finely into the salad.
  3. If you like grate about a teaspoon each of lime zest and fresh ginger onto the salad. Juice the lime and slowly pour evenly over the salad. Toss gently.
  4. Grate a pinch of salt onto the salad. Finish this with a light drizzle of EVOO (a first cold pressed preferred...this is when you can be glad you leased an olive tree through Nudo).
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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I love the colors here.

Lorigoldsby

over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Beautiful! The gang at the barn will enjoy this at camp!

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thank you, lori.

Linda_cooking

over 3 years ago Beautiful, Memorable Food

The lemon verbena and other herbs you mention sound like a beautiful accent to this salad. I have not had pineapple sage, must look for it.

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, BMF. Of the four kinds of sage that I have this one is my favorite. It is not a smooth not fuzzy leaf, well worth seeking out to have in your garden. It is less likely to be at a grocery store, I realize.

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

...meant to say not a fuzzy but a smooth leaf.

Me

over 3 years ago wssmom

OMG I just bought some pink Himalayan salt, too!! How wonderfully perfect!

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, wssmom. Don't you just love the Himalayan salt?

Dsc_0048b

over 3 years ago healthierkitchen

Love this!

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, hk.

Gator_cake

over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

This sounds simple and refreshing! If you'd used catmint you're cat would've been much more interested ;)

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, hla. That's one of the reasons why I don't have catmint, but I do have wheat grass.

Dscn2212

over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Beautiful salad. Miss the kitty!

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, b. He is lurking in one of the photos.

Dscn2212

over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Yes, it looked as though he had other things in mind this time. I'm loving the ways you use verbena.

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

I am loving all my herbs this season. Usually I combine several, but am concentrating more on showcasing just one at a time to study the flavor. And herbs are so healthy! Love the theme this week.