I love love any Asian salad, with Vietnamese or Thai versions being my favorites. But when it’s summer, I always look for a good, simple Mediterranean salad. I usually go for Greek, but I found this great recipe for a Caprese one:
- Drain 1 large can of black olives. Cut the olives in half. Cut 3 cups of cherry tomatoes in half as well. Put the olive and tomato halves in a bowl.
- Cut up about 1 cup of good mozzarella and add this to the bowl as well.
- Chop or tear 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves and mix into a 1/2 cup of an olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing.
- Combine dressing with tomato mixture, salt and pepper and serve. Mmmm…
From the Bad Salad department… I got this Jello ad from a vintage ad blog years ago. It was labeled by the blog owner as “Satan’s salad” : ( Maybe because it looks like there are body parts trapped in it…
Not to be outdone is our local mayo brand, Lady’s Choice, which actually thought this ad would make me want to buy mayonnaise. I wonder how much mayo (or cement) she had to add to her macaroni salad to make it stand like that.