Summer is a time for birthdays. In early June we celebrate my birthday and in early July we celebrate David’s. Coming up with an appropriate appetizer, it turns out, can be as simple as making a salad to have with your champagne.
Eating a salad like this for an appetizer is going to be delicious and guarantee that your drink goes straight to your head. If you decide to have the salad with something substantial, like dinner, you won’t be disappointed by a salad that is simultaneously simple and refined. It also takes almost no time to put together and is pretty flexible when it comes to the dressing.
I’ll start by saying this recipe is not traditional and is more loosely inspired by the classic Salad Lyonnaise than the “real” thing. Ok! Disclaimer aside this is one of the best salads I’ve had and it makes a perfect first course or appetizer. There is nothing like a salad with bacon, egg and crunchy croutons to make you rethink merely calling it a “salad.”