Secret of a Basic Salad

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from my Grandma Beth Benz


1 clove garlic



wine vinegar



Mash 1 clove of garlic to nothingness in a wooden bowl.

To make this chore easier, add salt and pepper &

continue to mash.


Once garlic is mashed add 3 salad spoons of olive oil

to the bowl. Then add 1 salad spoon of wine vinegar to

oil and mix well.


Place salad fork & spoon into the bowl over teh top of the dressing.

They will hold the salad greens up out of the dressing so all of the greens

will remain crisp.


Break lettuce into the bowl. Never cut with a knife, since metal tends to

darken the greens. Once the greens are in the bowl, cover with a damp towel and set in a cool place

until ready to toss and serve.  Never refrigerate because the oil will coagulate and ruin the salad.

Toss just

before serving.

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