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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Simple risky salad #38

This salad appeals to me, I hope that I enjoy it. I may end up eating all of it. Any one who has been following my bread baking blog is aware that my family is adverse to fruit in the breads. Cooked raisins are not allowed in my house. Delicious dates never factor into my ingredients.

I was pondering their aversion to fruits. They will eat apple pie, blueberry pie, tarts with fruits but ask the fruit to share the stage, combine with dough and they turn their noses up at my baked goods.

Their dislike extends to some natural dinner combinations including my favorite pork with apples. There an exception to the rule, mangos and pork have the approval of all family members.

Go figure. Any way, this salad in Bittman's 101 salads caught my eye. Watermelon, red onion, feta, olives and mint with a little lemon and olive oil. Where could you go wrong? Oh yeah, the fruit thing...

I made up the salads and put them in the refrigerator to chill. Now, I just want to let you know that I don't make these things up.

My husband came home, I put the salad in front of him and he said,

"This is very disturbing"

He tried some more and then said

"This is that Bittman guy, isn't it"

A few more bites,

"on my fork there are onions, cheese and you would think tomatoes, but no..."

Well, the salad is gone. I really enjoyed it. Tom would eat it again, I don't have the heart to tell him that there is one with tomatoes and watermelon...


  1. LOL...too funny! You know what's weird? I'm not much of a fruit eater, but if you put it in a salad (or something savory) I'll eat it.

  2. I see these salads around and I just cannot bring myself to try them. I just can't.

  3. Pam, this was delicious. Even my husband enjoyed it.
    Normally, he does like fruit, just by itself