No. 1 : Quick Recipe
Not Your Average Greek Inspired Salad
- 1 Tin Sardines in Olive Oil, drained
- 7 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Divided
- 6 Slices Whole Wheat Bread, Cubed
- 2 Cups Shredded Kale
- 1 TB Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1 TB Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 Tsp Grated Garlic
- 2 Tsp Dried Oregano
- ½ Tsp Each Sea Salt and Pepper
- ¼ Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
- 3 Large Tomatoes, Chopped
- 1 Large English Cucumber, Chopped
- ½ Cup Crumbled Feta
- ¼ Cup Thinly Sliced Red Onion
- ¼ Cup Chopped Kalamata Olives
- 4 Cups Shredded Romaine
Make the croutons by placing the sardines and 2 TB oil in a large sauté pan. Break up the sardines and heat them with the oil until they melt together. Add in the cubed bread, and stir until well coated. Cook and stir until the croutons are crispy about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. (OR you can place the croutons, sardines and oil on a sheet tray, crush them together and toast in a 400F oven until crispy*.)
To make the dressing, shake the lemon juice, vinegar, remaining oil, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and mustard together in a small jar until well combined. Taste for seasoning and add additional oil or vinegar, as you desire. Place the tomatoes, cucumber, feta, onion, olives, lettuce and kale together. Gently toss to combine. Drizzle the dressing over all, and top with croutons.
No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop
*Whether you are toasting bread, browning the top of a casserole, or roasting veggies, using your oven’s convection setting will help you achieve a super result. Convection ovens use a fan to move air around the inside of the oven, which allows foods to cook quickly, and also crisp up beautifully.
No. 3 : Clever Idea
SARDINES – Really? Yes! Not only are they packed with Omega 3s, just like anchovies they bring a lot of “briny” flavor – without more salt. You don’t have to tell anyone you’re using sardines in this recipe – just sit back and bask in the compliments you’ll get for this salad.
No. 4 : Wine FIND of the Week
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough New Zealand
A salad loaded with umami and briny flavors like this one, needs a wine with good acidity – like this Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. With flavors like grapefruit, green herbs and tropical fruit – you can find this easy-drinker in the regular grocery store, and enjoy its citrusy bright flavor tonight!