Such a simple salad with simple ingredients that are better than the sum of it’s parts. I first made this salad one late Spring for a friend on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It was a superbly warm day, much like what we had yesterday here in NYC.
A cool Chardonnay was poured and a crusty baguette was served on the side while soft classical music played as the afternoon eased on.
Celery has such a bright clean fresh taste, but so hard to take solely on it’s own. The radishes not only offer a twinkle of color, but also a nice sharp snap to this salad. Soft fresh feta offers some heft and the lemony vinaigrette just mellows it all out. I love the black olives- an intense punch of color and a nice note of earthiness.
This would also be great along pate, or a lobster salad.
Can you tell I am itching for warmer, sunnier days?