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A Genius, Super-Refreshing Green Salad with 2 Curious Secret Ingredients
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Stephanie B. February 17, 2018
I tweaked this recipe to go through the abundance of citrus I have. I used fresh kumquats instead of preserved lemons, and made the dressing from meyer lemon juice, and a little sweet lime juice, instead of vinegar. The citrus and candied ginger were so good together!
Rhonda35 November 22, 2017
This sounds so good - I was looking for a simple green salad for Thanksgiving and I think this will be perfect. By the way, I love the Wednesday Genius Recipe emails! Have a wonderful holiday!
Rhonda35 November 22, 2017
Made this salad tonight - delicious!! Would be good with sturdier greens, too. Next time, I'll cut back on the oil a little and probably up the amount of thyme in the dressing. LOVED the ginger and lemon flavors!
CristyLeeNYC December 6, 2017
I agree. My husband and I liked the salad but I'll play around with the dressing ratios next time, will add some thyme directly to the salad, and will experiment with different greens (I think some massaged lacinato kale would be killer here). I DIY'd the candied ginger and it was all I could do to stop eating it directly off the rack so that it could actually make it to the salad!
Karan November 22, 2017
How do you make or do you buy preserved lemon?
It's easiest and quickest to buy preserved lemons (it's getting more common to find them at grocery stores these days, or at Middle Eastern markets), but you can also make them—just takes lemons, salt, and time! https://food52.com/blog/11788-our-best-edible-holiday-gift-a-giveaway
okaykate November 22, 2017
This sounds so interesting! Any suggestions For what would be a good sub for the parm if feeding vegans?
There's enough well-rounded flavor here that you could just leave it out, or you could try substituting green olives or capers for a little extra salty something.
Nancy November 22, 2017
Kristen, thank for this story and recipe. I like preserved lemon and have so far used it in (obvious) Middle Eastern recipes and (less obvious) Franco-Italian. But adding candied ginger brings in a whole new flavor palate. Looking forward to making this salad! Nancy
Thank you, Nancy! They're really surprisingly so appealing together. I hope you love it.
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