Ok, since coming to Paris, I have eaten, well, a LOT. I have been trying to eat healthy (croissants are healthy, right?). But, really, I’m on va-ca-tion. If I want a macroon for breakfast, I’m eating it.
Still, I have found some lovely spring salad ideas that I plan on exporting back to North Carolina. The French may have duck confit and boeuf Bourgogne, but they can also rock some lettuce and fresh veggies. Yum! Here are two of my new favorites:
Salad Avec Chèvre Chaud
This salad was AMAZING! Spring field greens topped with small amounts of walnuts, pumpkin seeds, golden raisins, chopped apricots, and roasted cherry tomatoes. The whole thing is topped with thin slices of prosciutto and two little toast triangles with warm, bacon wrapped goat cheese circles. The dressing was a very light vinaigrette. I had this at Le Preau in the Marais, and I will think of them when I make this at home!
This market salad was delicious and nourishing on a cold, windy, rainy Paris afternoon. I had this at the restaurant Le Week End, just off the Champs-Élysée, which sounded like a place no decent food would present itself. We were all incredibly surprised. Romaine lettuce with a light vinaigrette was topped with a thin slice of cheese and a thin slice of prosciutto. The salad was surrounded by a stack of thinly sliced tomato, toast with a small chunk of Brie, a fried egg and some fried potato slices. No need for dessert or anything else. Just this salad and a glass of wine. I can totally do this at home and maybe sub asparagus for the potatoes. Yummy, yum, yum!