Ensalata Parlez Vous Francais


Ingredients for French Dressing:

Juice from 2 lemons

4 T. wine vinegar

1.5 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1 T. French mustard

2 tsp. brown sugar (optional)

3/4 c. olive oil

Directions for French dressing:

Pour lemon juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard and sugar into a jug. Whisk the mixture with a fork until evenly blended. Slowly work the oil into the mixture. Shake ingredients together in a liquidizer or blender and blend for a few seconds. Shake in a screw top jar and store in refrigerator for 2 hours before using. Makes about 1 pint.


Ingredients for salad:

4 oz. Italian anelletti pasta or tortellini

1 medium red pepper

2 oz. black olives

3 T. chopped parsley

4 T. French dressing

1 fresh garlic clove

Salt and pepper to taste 

Directions for pasta:

Cook anelletti pasta rings in boiling water for 15 minutes until tender. Drain and rinse in cold water. Dice red peppers and place in salad bowl with pasta. Add olives and parsley to pasta. Mix in French dressing with garlic and pour over salad. Mix well. Adjust seasoning to taste. 

Additional Information

Recipe Source: Chef Submissions
Submitted By: Chef Santo Bruno