Summer salad

I am a huge fan of vinegars.  Vinegar changes the entire structure of a dressing.  Cider vinegar is the key to a good gazpacho and this particular salad.  Simple easy salads are a standard in our house during the warm months.  This particular salad I read about on Food and Wine.  Quite good.

One Granny Apple, peeled, cored and sliced into matchstick pieces
1 box of grape tomatoes cut in half
1 lb. of green beans, blanched in hot water
1/2 small red onion sliced ( this part I omitted because raw onions upset Jessica's stomach)


1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 T. cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 T. boiling water ( sounds strange but it works)

Mix together the mustard, vinegar and water first and then slowly pour the olive oil in while whisking.

That's it.  Easy.  Simple and refreshing. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. erin


    I totally agree and have watched a sherry vinegar turn a corn tomato warm salsa into something special. I’ve tried many vinegars and for me balsamic reigns supreme.

    I blogged a long while back about balsamic and the reason to pay up:

    I’m not sure if you allow links…but the point being that there is a WORLD of difference between a cheap and expensive balsamic. It is very much like wine in this respect. Amazing!