Once upon a time salad was leafy green….mostly that meant iceberg lettuce
And salad dressing was a verb, what my mother did after the potatoes were mashed and before we had to wash our hands to sit down to supper,
The lettuce was ripped and put in the salad bowl, and then the tomatoes were cut on top. Cukes – peeled and sliced. Cut in half to make half moon or in quarters to make little triangles. Radishes – sliced and added but not always.
Not a lot of fancy ingredients – olives always got their own dish, croutons didn’t show up until the ’80’s – salad was salad and not much more.
Now do I remember the order of what comes next?????
Oil, a circle around, not too much. And not EVOO, this is before Rachael Ray. Our oil often had
Sprinkle the salt –
Sprinkle the pepper
Wine vinegar – just a little.
Toss some more.
Put the bowl on the table, wash those hands and sit down at the table.
Things got fancier in the ’70’s…..
Good Seasons, of course was the gateway bottle to the Wishbone and Kraft and Kens Dressings that would flood the market – and our table – in the ’80’s…
To be continued……..