This salad was mentioned by one of my favorite new blogs, The Nutritionista. It is a recipe from Real Simple, and it was obscenely good. So good in fact, that my friend and I devoured it like wild animals. I can't wait to make it again!
I made a few adjustments of my own. It calls for watercress, which I love... but couldn't find the day I made it. So I used bibb lettuce and I also used flank steak instead of Roast Beef (it is leaner and I actually enjoy it more).
makes 4-6 servings
2 bunches of watercress, thick stems removed (or any type of lettuce you love)
2 cucumbers, roughly chopped
4 ripe peaches, cut into wedges
1 lb of flank steak- grilled to your liking and cubed
1/4 cup lime juice
1 1/2 tsp sugar
kosher salt and pepper
1 small close garlic, finely chopped
2 tsp finely grated ginger
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 large shallots
- In a large bowl combine watercress, cucumbers, peaches and beef.
- Pour lime juice into a small bowl and whisk in the sugar & 1/2 tsp salt until dissolved. Add garlic, ginger and 1/4 tsp pepper. Slowly add oil in a steady stream whisking constantly until emulsified. Stir in Shallots.
-Transfer the salad to serving bowl or platter and drizzle vinaigrette over the top.