Recently, Jamie Oliver showed a couple boys how to prepare a rainbow salad with a homemade dressing on an episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. I searched online for quite a while to see if I could find the recipe. I finally came upon a video of another Jamie Oliver show – Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals. He prepares a rainbow salad in this show. I can’t guarantee that it is exactly the same recipe, but I imagine it’s pretty similar if not the same. Here is the recipe taken from his 30 Minute Meals show:
5 or 6 sprigs of tarragon (leaves removed) (mint or basil are another option)
3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red (or white) wine vinegar
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1/2 a red chili (keep or remove seeds, it’s up to you)
1 clove of garlic
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Taste and adjust flavor as you see fit.
For the Rainbow Salad
You can use whatever you find in season, that will bring great color to the salad. Here is what Jamie used as a guide. You can use different colored bell peppers or different colors carrots as substitutes.
3 Small Red Beets
3 Small Orange Beets
1 Bulb Fennel
1 Summer squash
1 tops of Punnet of cress (optional)
Clean and prepare all ingredients to fit into your food processor with the large shredding disc attached. Do one vegetable at a time, to create a layer look. Drizzle the salad with dressing and serve.
Take this recipe as a guide. Use whatever you find fresh to create a dazzling display of color in your salad bowl.