Isn't this salad lovely? I love the vibrant colors and the vibrant flavors as well. For all of you cilantro haters, and I know you're out there, skip over this recipe. For all of you cilantro lovers, enjoy this wonderful salad!
1 bunch Roman lettuce, leaves separated, hard stem removed and lightly torn
1 seedless cucumber, ends trimmed and sliced lengthwise with a vegetable peeler
2 green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal, white and green parts
a touch of kosher salt
a light grind of black pepper
Toss all salad ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to dress and serve.
Cilantro & Mint Dressing:
1 cup olive oil
4 T. rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 cup chopped cilantro, packed, hard stems discarded
1/2 cup chopped mint, packed, hard stems discarded
1 – 2 t. red pepper flakes (depending on how much heat you want!)
½ T. salt
2 T. water
Combine all above ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth and emulsified, at least 3 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Shake well before serving.