Sunday, August 31, 2008
Back in the UK I live in a small, slightly pleased with itself little market town called Hitchin. For many years (sadly no longer), it was home to a Turkish/French restaurant called The Mange Tout. Run with a deft touch for regulars by the heavy-lidded Jamal, it featured two menus and while its Turkish food was a real treat, the French stuff was pretty good too. One feature of the Mange Tout's regular offerings was 'Numan's Salad', named after Numan the Turkish waiter.
And this is it. As simple as you like and something that'll stay with you once you've tried it. Give it a whirl with chicken sticks, some freshly cooked plain basmati rice and a dollop of mayonnaise.
1 cucumber, finely diced
1 iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
6 plum tomatoes, deseeded and finely diced
4 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
Mix the salad, add the dressing and toss to combine. Ta daaa!!