Friday, March 21, 2008

This Pastel Palette of Spring is
Sure to Please the Palate

Isn't the English language amazing? Look how many spellings and meanings of a simple word there are: palate/pallet/pallette/palette - how confusing for the beginner and it often trips up an old timer, too.

Using the bright, soft colors of spring vegetables in a lightly dressed salad is pure pleasure. Served alone as above, or mixed with a big bowl of greens, the fresh flavors are surprisingly bold when the flavor is boosted with a little diced jalepeño and some minced sweet onion and fresh cilantro.

The dressing is simply juice of a lime with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

This combination is fresh from the garden bright red radishes, a crisp light green cubanella pepper, kernels from two ears of freshly picked Florida corn, one jalepeño, finely minced and half of Vidalia onion.

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