quinta-feira, 30 de setembro de 2010

Radicchio Salad

Still on salads phase...

I love radicchio. The color, flavor, crunch, everything. I remember  as a child we were used to go to Curitiba every year, to visit my mother's family.We used to take one day for lunch in the Santa Felicidade. Homemade pasta, grape juice and radicchio salad. Sacrapantina pie for dessert. Runnig with the cousins in the garden of the restaurant while waiting for food. Great time.

It has beem a long time since I last went to Santa Felicidade. Well, there is four years that I do not even go to Curitiba! But there's much more time we do not go to Santa Felicidade. The last time I went, I noticed everything had changed a lot. It turned into a kinda tourist trap. Dozens of tour buses at the door of huge restaurants, too many people. Maybe it was just a childhood memory, but the pasta had no longer the same homemade taste . And even the radicchio  was gone from the salad! A pity ...

Anyway, enough of the "moment of nostalgia" (I'm getting old! Haha). The salad I present here is NOT the same as the one served in restaurants in Santa Felicidade. It's not even like. Just have radicchio as one of its ingredients. That was enough to trigger a memory. But I think I'll do some research, and some time I will try to recreate the old one. For now, we are left with this one:

Radicchio Salad

1 radicchio, cut into thin strips
1 lettuce
1 mango, diced
8 celery stalks, chopped
1 cup chopped walnuts
4 tsp lime juice
1 cup mayo
Salt to taste
Line a bowl with the radicchio and lettuce. Mix the mango, celery and walnuts and arrange in center of bowl. Season with lime juice, beaten lightly with mayo and salt. This sauce can be served separately.

Também em http://www.labgastro.blogspot.com/

2 comentários:

Dee D. disse...

The combinations in the salad look great and the colors too :) I actually have been looking for some salad recipes and might just try this out :D

Maria Beatrix disse...

Thanks Dee D. Glad you liked. I hope it works for as fine as it did for me:)