Trinity likes salad, but not the garden, herb, or anything that is bitter tasting. Romaine lettuce is crunchy and very green, it is perfect to mix with fruits for a flavorful taste. I cut out all of the stalks on the romaine lettuce, and made sure to add a lot of strawberries.
As it turned out the Strawberry and Tangerine Romaine Salad was a smashing hit. Everyone loved it and it was gone in a blink of an eye, consumed mostly by the parents, but that was because the kids were too busy playing too eat. Below is the recipe I used. I added tangerines and strawberries for my Strawberry and Tangerine Romaine Salad, but I think it is a dish that you can replace the fruits with what you like.
•2 heads romaine lettuce, washed, dried, and chopped into one inch squares
•1 pint of fresh strawberries, sliced medium thin
•1 can of skinless tangerine, empty the liquid
•1/4 cup of real mayonnaise
•4 tablespoons rice vinegar
•1/3 cup white sugar
•1/4 cup milk
1. Cut the romaine lettuce into one inch squares. (Optional: cut out the middle stalks, Trin and I don’t like eating the hard part of the lettuce, and the salad looks prettier without them.)
2. Prepare your dressing first in a bowl or a jar with tight fitting lids. Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and milk. Mix, or shake well.
3. In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, strawberries and tangerine.
4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until evenly coated.