Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Yum! For End Of Summer Salad

We have lots of peaches going, going. And I happened upon this recipe in Real Simple ... mom made it ... delicious!

Beef, watercress and peach salad with lime vinaigrette

2 bunches of watercress, thick stems removed (we used lettuce and and some spinach)
2 cucumbers
4 ripe peaches, cut into wedges
1 1-pound piece roast beef, cubed (we seared a steak and cut into thin stips)
1/4 c lime
1 1/2 t sugar
kosher salt and pepper
1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
2 t finely grated ginger
1/2 c extra-virgin olive oil
2 large shallots, thinly sliced

In a large bowl, combine the watercress, cucumbers, peaches, and beef. Pour the lime juice into a small bowl and whisk ni the sugar and 1/2 t salt until dissolved. Add the garlic, ginger, and 1/4 t pepper. Slowly add the oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly until emulsified. Stir in the shallots. Transfer the salad to a serving bowl or platter nd drizzle the vingaigrette over the top.

Like I said, we altered a little but it was so good!


dee said...

sorry, can't stop to talk, must get peaches...later gator

Julian's blog said...

Dear Something to say:

No, I'm not a great cook, but your recipe looks like a snap.
I'll toy around in the kitchen and see what transpires.
Kind regards!

Kim Carney said...

You should Julian ... it was so good
and if you have another peach left over you should try this one with gorgonzla and honey!


cheers in your kitchen!