So simple, so fresh and so welcoming to any additions you want to bring in like cold poultry, or nuts or fresh herbs. This is the great introduction to cooking with your hands. Tearing greens and tossing salads with your hands tells you if there's not enough oil (the leaves are dry feeling when they should have the slightest suggestion of slick) or there's too much fruit. Summer greens are all over the place in tastes, from tart to almost sweet, from crunchy to melting. You want them all in this salad, whatever you can find will make it all the better. And have the fruit underipe so it's almost crisp.
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Copyright 2009 Lynne Rossetto Kasper
Lynne Rossetto Kasper has won numerous awards as host of The Splendid Table, including two James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, five Clarion Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014) from Women in Communication, and a Gracie Allen Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show.