So, it looks like we are in for another six weeks of winter. I can't believe the groundhog could see much of anything today. We are in the midst of a total white out here in NYC.
When I don't want to leave the house on days like this, I scrounge around the fridge to see what I can come up with. I have been juicing a ton lately and am totally in love with my Breville Fountain Juicer. I was trolling the Bon App sight late one night and saw that they did a whole juicer comparison article and the Brebville was the winner. My late night purchases don't usually turn out quite so well but I have to say this one is a winner. Seventy- five percent of the people in my house are obsessed with it. (teenage son not so much: give it time) My favorite juice, as of late, is celery/ginger/apple/ kale/parsley and lemon. So today, for lunch, I turned to those same standbys for a fresh, herby salad.
There is really no recipe here. It is meant more as an inspiration.
Clean and set aside a good bunch of celery leaf, mint and parsley
Chop the greens coarsely; leave some celery leaf whole and toss in a bowl.
Dice one shallot. Toss in Bowl.
Dice two radishes. Toss in bowl with greens.
Add a teaspoon of salted capers. I like the ones from Pantelleria. Rinse well before adding.
Add a little lemon rind. Bergamot lemon is really nice.
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the greens.
Dress with a really good grassy extra virgin olive oil.
Sprinkle with a nice flakey sea salt and cracked black pepper.
Toss to combine.
Throw a poached egg on top if you so desire or serve wit a nice rustic toast and a great shard of cheese.
Happy Ground Hog day.