Monday, September 12, 2011

Paris cafe

Bistro salad.
I was so excited when I woke up this morning and discovered my post Ranch Salad Dressing - A Continuing Obsession was selected for the Foodbuzz Top 9!!!

Elation would be too mild a word to describe how I am feeling right now:-)

Thanks to everyone who has ever buzzed me, taken a look at my posts or was kind enough to leave a comment!

I was watching Forget Paris this morning and it made me wish I was sitting in a Paris cafe and enjoying a simple salad.

The salad I decided I would order would have to include crispy steamed asparagus, hard boiled eggs and tender red potatoes.

Since the making of most of the ingredients is simple - steam up some asparagus tips and one red potato, boil an egg and wash and dry some butter lettuce - I won't go into detail about that.

But I will give you the recipe for the mustard vinaigrette that I drizzled on top. This dressing made the salad. I even broke out a couple of pieces of the baguette I made yesterday just so I could sop up every last drop of the dressing.


I had been debating about making a salad nicoise but I decided against it - but I had already opened a can of tuna so I decided to make the dogs a snack.

Tuna with Udo's oil and plain yogurt.

I wrapped the tuna fish in butter lettuce and ta da! Doggie Lettuce Cups!

And before I give you the vinaigrette recipe here are a couple more beauty shots of my salad.

Dijon mustard vinaigrette
Serves 3


1 Tbsp of Champagne vinegar
2 Tbsp of olive oil
1 Tbsp of Udo's oil
1 tsp of Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp of sugar
salt and cracked black pepper to taste


Combine all the ingredients and whisk until combined. Drizzle over your favorite salad.



  1. That salad looks oh so Parisian. I will look forward to trying your vinaigrette. It is so hard to capture that amazing salad dressing they use in France!

  2. Wow congratulations, Emily!! How wonderful! That must be the best thing to wake up to! And I have Udo's oil too! :D

  3. That vinaigrette sounds so good and easy!