Friday, March 23, 2012

Israeli Breakfast Salad

A small part of a typical breakfast buffet
The array of salads, breads, fruit, vegetables and hot dishes make breakfast in Israel a meal of wonder. Especially the breakfast salads. The chef at the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv shared this and a few other recipes and I'll share them with you.

First ....
Tel Aviv Dan Panorama Green Leaves and Fruit Salad
Serves 6

1½ pounds lettuce mix (Romaine, iceberg, red leaf)
1 cup celery leaves
2 Rome Beauty apples
1 ruby red grapefruit, separated into fillets (peel segments and remove seeds and piths)

5 TBS olive oil
3 TBS balsamic vinegar
2 TBS honey
1 TBS Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

To serve:
2 oz. walnuts, roasted and broken to pieces
2 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated

Mix the ingredients for the dressing.
Combine the vegetables and fruits.
Add the vinaigrette and toss until evenly coated.
Put on a serving dish and sprinkle with walnuts and Parmesan cheese.

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