{ Exported from MasterCook Mac }
 
 Summer Salad Parisienne
 
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 Serving Size:   8
 Preparation Time:       0:20
 Categories:	Salads & Dressings	Vegetables	Vegetarian	Main
Dishes	   =
 
 
 Amount  Measure Ingredient      Preparation Method
 3       medium  red potatoes    =
 
 1/2     pound   green beans     =
 
 1       medium  cucumber        =
 
 3       cloves  garlic  minced
 2       tablespoons     dijon mustard   =
 
 1/3     cup     olive oil       =
 
 1       medium  carrots finely diced
 1/2     medium  red pepper      thinly sliced
 1/4     cup     red cabbage     julienned
 1/4     cup     red onion       minced
 1       head    romaine lettuce =
 
 1/4     cup     fresh herbs     minced
 1/4     cup     parmesan cheese grated
                 black pepper    to taste
 1       tablespoon      sesame seeds    =
 
 1/4     cup     lemon juice     =
 
 
 Put 2 quarts of water to boil in a medium size pot.  Do NOT salt.  =
 
 
 Scrub the potatoes & boil, without peeling, until fork tender.  When =
 
 done, remove from potatoes & cool before dicing.  Meanwhile, trim the =
 
 green beans & steam for 5-7 minutes.  Peel, seed & dice the cucumber.  =
 
 In the bottom of a large salad bowl, whisk the garlic into the mustard =
 
 until well combined.  Pour in the olive oil a little at a time, =
 
 whisking well after each addition.  You will have a smooth,  pungent =
 
 sauce.
 
 Add the potatoes, green beans, cucumber, carrot, bell pepper, cabbage =
 
 & onion to the bowl & toss well to coat with the dressing.  Wash & dry =
 
 the romaine & tear into bite =
 
 sized pieces.  Add to the bowl, along with the herbs & Parmesan.  Toss =
 
 again to combine well.  Grind on some pepper, sprinkle on the sesame =
 
 seeds & drizzle lemon juice over everything.  Toss again & serve.
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 Notes:  This recipe takes well to improvisation.  Add whatever you have =
 
 on hand =AD cooked beans, nuts etc.  A good suggestion for the fresh =
 
 herbs would be basil, tarragon & chives.
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 The other salad dish I make very frequently in hot weather is =
 
 Indonesian Chicken Salad w/Peanut Sauce.  As a matter of fact, that is =
 
 what we had tonight.  Everyone ate heartily, especially a teenage =
 
 guest and my four year old daughter.  I'm not posting it here, as I =
 
 have posted it before.  But if anyone requests it, I'll be happy to =
 
 send it out again.  =
 
 
 I hope you enjoy these.  I'm feeling a little shy about posting =
 
 because of the extraneous marks.  I've been swamped with my freelance =
 
 project and therefore behind on my mail - but so far haven't seen any =
 
 explanation for the marks or suggestions for how to keep them out of =
 
 my posts.  They are like little cyber-bollweevils!
 
 Ilene
 Evanston  IL