3/31/11

A Doe's Salad

This is a shout out to all you Mississippi Deltans. I call this a Doe's salad.

The very popular Doe's Eat Place in Greenville serves the simplest, yummiest salad consisting ice burg lettuce, tomatoes, and red onion with a lemon-oil-garlic-salt salad dressing. The bowl they make it in has been seasoned for decades. There is no way to truly imitate this salad, but this is a close second.


lettuce, {This pictured here happens to be greenleaf, but pick any lettuce you like, no certain amount...just enough for the number of servings you need.}
tomato
red onion slices
1 clove garlic
lemon
olive oil
salt

Cut garlic clove in half and rub bowl liberally. Then add your cut up and washed lettuce. Pile on the diced tomatoes and thin slices of red onion. Next, carefully squeeze a little bit of fresh lemon juice over lettuce. Then drizzle with good olive oil. No certain amounts here...just use enough to thoroughly coat all the lettuce. Be cautious with the lemon because you don't want to over do it. Lastly... toss, add salt to taste, and toss again.

This salad is easy, good, and is in line with my resolution to not buy store bought salad dressing.

9 comments:

  1. This is exactly how I make a "Doe's Salad." Delicious!

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  2. A friend of mine has a wooden bowl that he has seasoned this way, it is beautiful and just the smell of the bowl makes you want a salad! I'll have to give this dressing a try!

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  3. This sounds so good and SO simple! I'm learning to appreciate simplicity in the foods I eat. Thanks for sharing! And I may just join you in that "no storebought salad dressing" resolution...not a bad idea at all.

    *Julie

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  4. didn't realize you could "season" a wooden bowl with garlic. I adore garlic. Will have to find a wooden bowl for this purpose :)

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