A couple of weeks ago was my mothers birthday. My sister, the girls and I always have lunch at my mother beautiful home. My mother has huge dietary restrictions, so I was a bit challenged creating a recipe she has not had before. My sister made a lovely butternut squash/apple soup and I decided to make a salad with marinaded red onions, smoked lox and dried apricot stuffed olives (our local store carries these in their olive bar). I have not tried marinading onions before and I have to say they were yummy. I let them marinate for two day before using them.
This is a cheap and easy way to bling up a simple inexpensive food as onions. I want to experiment some more with this idea. Maybe adding some herbs from my garden this summer. I have to say the salad was a big hit. So were these Paleo Fudgy Brownies I made!! Happy belated birthday mom. I loveand admire you xox
Marinaded Onion Smoked Salmon Salad
Smoked salmon or lox
Marinated red onions*
olives, I used dried apricot stuffed green olives
assorted salad greens
Dress greens in vinaigrette. Garnish greens with slices red onions. Then add smoked salmon flakes or lox rolled into a rosettes. Cut whole olives into two pieces to make leaves for the rosettes.
* Marinated Red Onions
1 red onion, thickly sliced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Toss all together in a tightly covered dish. Refrigerate at lest a day.
1/2 cup good olive oil
3 TBL of the balsamic from onions
1/4 tsp of a sweetener (I use maple syrup)
salt and pepper to taste.
Whisk all together and adjust to your liking. I do not like my vinaigrette's to vinegary.