VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS SALAD

June 23, 2014
 VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS SALAD


Author Notes: I composed this salad with tomatoes and cucumbers, added kiwis and mangos for tanginess, and a mixture of nuts as a counterpoint. The result is a salad for all seasons.THE MATH CHEF

Serves: 6

Ingredients

VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS SALAD

  • 3 large hothouse tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • 5 small cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 3 mangos, peeled and diced
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 1/8 cup pecans, halved
  • 1/8 cup walnuts, halved

LEMON-LIME DRESSING

  • 3 lemons, juicy
  • 5 limes, juicy
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, on the "fine" setting
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, preferably organic extra virgin

Directions

VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS SALAD

  1. Combine the tomatoes, cucumbers, mangos, and kiwis in a large stainless steel bowl.
  2. Add the lemon-lime dressing and mix the ingredients until the dressing is entirely assimilated.
  3. Top off the salad with the pecan and walnut halves.

LEMON-LIME DRESSING

  1. Squeeze the lemons and limes and run the liquid through a sieve to get rid of all of the seeds.
  2. Add the olive oil to the lemon and lime juice, and use whisk rapidly, forming an emulsion.
  3. Add the freshly ground black pepper and mix it in thoroughly.

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