I know this salad totally doesn't look like much, and you can't even really tell what's in there (romaine lettuce, red bell pepper, snow peas, toasted almonds) but it's SO good. The first time my mom made it I didn't like it that much but now it's my favourite salad and she makes it all the time. The dressing has olive oil, red wine vinegar, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, parsley, onion and sugar. There's more oil in there (1/2 cup) than I'd usually have in a dressing but it's just so good that I don't want to try and change it.
When recipes say to toast nuts, I often don't do it. But for this salad, I think the toasted nuts make it extra delicious so don't skip that step!
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Adapted from The Rest of the Best and More, Volume 2 (The Best of Bridge)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red or white wine vinegar
Juice of half a small lime
2 tsp soy sauce
1 large garlic clove
Salt & pepper to taste
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp minced red onion
3 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 head of romaine lettuce, washed and torn into bite-size pieces
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
1 package snow peas, chopped
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Add all the dressing ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and well mixed.
Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss with the dressing before serving.