The Art of the Salad

The Art of the Salad

Season 2 - Episode 2

​The more we advance in age, the more leafy garden greens deserve a healthful and nutritious place in our well-rounded diets. But there’s a real culinary skill to selecting, sculpting and dressing crisp, vibrant foliage, or fruit, into delicious works of culinary art. That’s why in Episode #2 of Food Over 50, “The Art Of The Salad,” our host, David Jackson, crafts three culinary masterpieces for the salad bowl!

​Nothing could be simpler, healthier or a better compliment to a hearty meal than a medley of mixed greens like escarole, endive, arugula and cress, enhanced by the simplicity of olive oil & salt, The World’s Oldest Salad Dressing. Then there’s David’s naturally Sweet & Spicy Ambrosia Tropicale. It’s an artful combination of fresh mango, grilled pineapple and coconut. But the ‘Piece de Resistance’ is a light, lean, tasty and ultimately satisfying meal-in-one, Salad Nicoise. It’s abundant with grilled tuna, ripe tomato, boiled eggs, olives and green beans, suitable at home or at the ritziest French cafe!

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Featured Recipes in this Episode

Classic salad nicoise as prepared by Food Over 50

​Classic Salad Nicoisee

Ambrosia tropicale salad in a clam shell as prepared by Food Over 50

​Ambrosia Tropicale

Mixed greens salad in ancient dressing as prepared by Food Over 50

​Mixed Greens in Ancient Dressing