I can’t really be bothered with salads, and after years of trying to convince myself that I should eat them more often them I have concluded that yes, they can be nice, but only occasionally and in moderation. If you’re looking for a very simple salad to go with some meat or fish then this is your man. It’s very easy to prepare and has a lovely smoky flavour courtesy of the paprika.
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 garlic clove (mashed with 1/4 teaspoon salt)
1/2 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika
1 tablespoon fresh parsley (very finely chopped)
4 teaspoons white wine vinegar
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 large handfulls romain lettuce
1 medium zucchini (coarsley grated and gently squeezed of its water)
In a small bowl combine the garlic, cumin, paprika, wine vinegar, parsley and olive oil and whisk vigourously for a couple of minutes. Set aside.
Mix the zucchini with the salad leaves and then pour over the dressing. Toss the salad to coat everything and serve.