Mediterranean Salad with caramelized onions and nuts, the summer special published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog
Warm and sunny weekends should be celebrated outside in the garden or on the balcony. Especially in areas with cold and long winter seasons. It’s so relaxing having the dinner in the own garden surrounded by trees and flowers. This light and refreshing Mediterranean salad is just delicious and the right choice for a quitting time.
Chef’s Handyman’s summer tip: Mediterranean salad with caramelized onions and nuts
To make salad: Cut red onions in wafer-thin stripes. Melt 3 tbsp. of powdered sugar in a non-sticking frying pan. Add walnuts and onions. Add the pieces and caramelizes them. When finished place them on a plate and sprinkle with red balsamic vinegar.
To make dressing: Combine 5 tbsp. of olive oil, 3 tbsp. of red balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper. Add 1 tbsp. of lemon juice and 1 tsp. of honey. Add green salad leaves. Toss them slightly. Add dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes and olives.
Place salad in salad bowls. Garnish with nuts and onions. Add oregano leaves. Place pieces of blue cheese on top. Garnish with peppermint leaves and lemon rind.
Shopping list for 4 serves:
Salad: 400 g or 13 oz. green salad leaves
Fruits: 100 g or 4 oz. dried tomatoes, 100 g or 4 oz. fresh tomatoes
Vegetables: 4 red onions, some olives
Dairy Products: 150 g or 5 oz. blue cheese
Baking Ingredients: 1 tsp. honey, 4 tbsp. powdered sugar
Vinegar, Oil: 4-5 tbsp. olive oil, 3-4 tbsp. red balsamic vinegar
Spices: Salt, black pepper
Herbs: Oregano, peppermint
Fruits: 1 lemon
Have a great weekend, yours Chef’s Handyman team.
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