All of my traveling and lazing around the house this summer is starting to catch up with my health and my hips. I decided to make a concentrated effort to ingest only salad at lunch these past couple weeks before I jet set off on another adventure with some truly amazing and exotic food.
I spent an hour chopping, and shredding, and dicing the various components of a salad. As I ate that salad throughout the week, I ate less and less. I would do my best to eat what I could, but about halfway through it would become unbearable to eat another bite. I hate salads. Or…I hated salads until I tried this Greek Panzanella by Ina Garten. Thank you Barefoot Contessa (and thanks to my mid-western friend that shared her Barefoot Contessa cookbooks with me)! And panzanella being a “bread salad”, this salad is all about the sautéed bread…or in reality-croutons! I should have known that was what I needed to find in a salad to be happy eating it. Thank goodness for croutons.
What's in your favorite salad?