It has been another bad weather
week for the northeast, and this time it reached deep into the south!
So, anticipating some ugly weather, we left our sons house in Atlanta and headed
to Florida on Monday. This week’s French Fridays is
coming to you from sunny Seaside! When we arrived it was chilly, and for the
next two days it rained. Today it hit a balmy 61 degrees and the sun was
shining bright. Perfect weather for this weeks pick….Hélène’s All White
It was a good lunch…loved the combo of apples and celery…I think some nuts would have been really good, too!
Dorie tells us that her friend
Hélène Samuels created it for her cafe, Delicabar Snack Chic, in Paris' Le Bon
Marche department store. She created many salads, named after the hues of
the dining room, where they would be served. According to Dorie, she had a green (naturally),
yellow, orange, red and the beautiful salad I am sharing with you today,
Hélène’s All White Salad. This salad consists of celery,
mushrooms, granny smith apples, Napa cabbage and a homemade mayo dressing made
with Greek yogurt. I originally planned on serving this as a side salad, which
I knew my hubby would have eaten, and enjoyed as part of his evening meal. Instead, I decided to make it for lunch, so that I could get some good photos!Oh the life of a food blogger…lol! I halved the recipe and was able to get two lunch size portions from it! So, while Bill ate his ham and cheese
sandwich, I ate Hélène’s All-White Salad, topped with some goat
cheese! I found this to be a delicious lunch, although my eyes kept searching for
some color. In the end it was a salad…a good salad but still just a salad! Maybe next time, topped with some beets and walnuts! Happy Friday everyone!! And Happy Valentine’s Day!!
This salad recipe can be found in Dorie’s cookbook “Around My French Table” or here at Serious Eats. To see what my fellow Doristas are up to, check it outhere!
I thought the dressing was quite good
The goat cheese gave the salad some substance…it was really good