This salad is about my favorite thing in the world lately. I made it up (though I’m sure lots of other people have, too) which gives me a special feeling of pride about how good it is.
It started with the sauce – something I’d whipped up to serve with grilled salmon. It’s so simple yet so delicious – just mayonnaise, lemon juice, fresh dill, garlic, salt and pepper. It only occurred to me as I sat down to write this post that it’s actually an aioli. Mmmm aioli….
Then I was thinking about accompaniments to grilled salmon and thought, potatoes and green beans. Then I thought, what if I mixed the sauce with those two things? It sounded promising…
So I steamed some Yukon Golds and blanched some green beans and tossed them with the sauce and voila, my new favorite salad was born! It’s a great dish for spring and will be an even better one for summer when fresh beans and new potatoes are coming right out of the garden or the farmers’ market. And, I can report, it does go very nicely with grilled salmon.
One of the things I love about this hearty salad is the relative ease of putting it together, BUT if you are in a slow food mood and have a little extra time, you could take it one step further by making your own mayo for the aioli.
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