I made this salad for the first time on Valentine’s Day, so it’s full of love!
I figured a Romanesco was appropriately romantic, but wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. This salad was the happiest of improvised successes: the flavors, the colors, the textures.
It takes takes about 15 minutes to make since the chopping can be done while the water boils. The first time I made it took ages because I kept having to stop to take pictures. All the ingredients are simply glorious looking and when you put them together you’ve got the Belle of the Bowl.
This is a perfect and simple and perfectly simple salad.
If you’ve ever been to the Central Farm Market in Bethesda, you have probably either seen or stood in the line at Young’s Harvest where Rob (pictured above) sells his incredible greens: spinach, arugula, salad mix, sprouts…. If you haven’t been, they’re worth the trip. (And you’ll find our stand right next to Rob’s).