|I used Vanilla Bean Paste and added a sprinkle of Parisien Bonnes Herbes in the Vinaigrette|
This week’s French Fridays with Dorie challenge is for Vanilla Vegetable Salad – yes, really! I know it sounds like an unlikely combination: Salad Greens, Carrots, and Yellow Squash drizzled with a light, lemony vinaigrette scented with vanilla. But, it is a lovely, summery combination that delights the palate. The vanilla flavor is very subtle, almost an aftertaste, but it’s definitely there. I’d love to try this vinaigrette with a pear or beet salad.
|Carrots and Yellow Squash ribbons cut with a vegetable peeler|
I love how Dorie constantly challenges preconceived notions of what flavors work well together. We served this salad as a starter course with warm buttered sourdough bread and our family truly enjoyed it.
|Enjoying the display cases at Harrods Food Hall|