American Salad
Preparation
15 MIN
Servings
6

American Salad

Ingredients

    Salad

  • 1 onion, sliced into thin rings
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 cups (500 ml) halved grape tomatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup (250 ml) toasted pecan halves

    Dressing

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) olive oil
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) hot pepper sauce or to taste
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation

  1. Soak the onion in a bowl of ice water for about 30 minutes. Drain. This optional step will mellow the onion’s flavour.
  2. In a salad bowl, toss the onion, lettuce and tomatoes. Set aside.

Dressing

  1. In a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Just before serving, toss the salad with dressing and pecan halves to taste. Adjust the seasoning.