Sometimes my kids really surprise me with the dishes that they like. Sometimes I'll make a pasta dish I think they'll love it and they barely eat 3 bites. Other times I make spinach smoothies for salads for myself that they keep asking for seconds of! Craziness! This is one of those dishes...
I made this little salad of pickled veggies for myself last night and chilled and marinated it overnight for lunch today. When I pulled it out of the fridge, the boys kept asking for bite after bite, so I finally gave them each a serving and they whoofed it down. One even asked for seconds.
Later when I was photographing the dish, I noticed a little hands sneaking into the frame...
Yeah -- they kinda liked it :)
So what IS this dish you ask??
It is a simple pickled salad of raw turnip and yellow tomato. The marinade, pickling "juice" is a basic salad dressing and it infuses the veggies (Especially the turnips!) with a tart flavor. I suppose the flavor would intensify if you left the salad in the fridge for a few days, but ours lasted but an evening.
Pickled Veggie Salad
2 cups of Cherry Tomatoes (I used yellow!), washed, not peeled
2 medium turnips, peeled and julienned
1 T Spicy Brown Mustard
1 T Lemon Juice
1 T White Vinegar
2 T Olive Oil
1/2 c Water
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
Mix ingredients and let the flavors meld in the fridge overnight. Serve cold or room temperature. Easy Breezy!
What have your kids surprised you with?? Did they end up liking beets or kolrabi? Do you have a broccoli freak in your house (we do!)