This week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe is a study in monochrome - Helene's All-White Salad. Not being huge on salad, I was not sure how I'd like this, and I especially wasn't sure about the dressing, a yoghurt vinaigrette which is mayo-like in consistency.
Be warned that this recipe makes an enormous amount of salad - I made the mistake of making a whole quantity and being stuck with this salad for days. In the end, I stir-fried the leftovers just to break the monotony.
I was happy with how the dressing came together - I have never made mayonnaise, but read enough food sites to know that it can all go dreadfully wrong with the oil splitting from the fat. However, got lucky this time, and it worked a treat, resulting in a creamy, thick mayo-like dressing.
That said, this was quite a meaty, yummy salad. The mushrooms and the apple were the highlights for me. I ate this salad the first time round by itself because I was to full from the rest of the day to eat anything else, and enjoyed it. I then ate it as a side a few times with work lunches, before finally giving up on it and stir-frying it.
To see what the other Doristas thought of this "white" salad, visit the LYL section of the website.