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Longing for fresh greens

Posted by Sheryl Julian  March 8, 2011 04:54 PM

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Every spoon-tender pot roast, beautiful bird, succulent chop needs something fresh, green, and crisp. This time of year, I long for greens. In the salad bowl recently went a few endive, sliced on the diagonal; several mini cucumbers, cut into dice; plump radishes, cut into thick rounds; and handfuls of baby arugula, though they could have been sprouts, or shelled edamame, or even frozen peas.

The point is something that looks and tastes bright. Spring, where are you?

Winter salad

Serves 4

3 Belgian endive, thickly sliced on the diagonal

4 mini cucumbers, cut into 1/2-inch dice

4 radishes, thickly sliced

2 large handfuls baby arugula, sprouts, shelled edamame, or frozen peas (rinse peas in cold water to defrost)

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

1. In a large bowl, combine the endive, cucumbers, radishes, arugula or sprouts or edamame or peas.

2. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper, and vinegar. Toss lightly. Sheryl Julian

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Sheryl Julian, the Globe's Food Editor, writes regularly for the Food section.

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