This is not barbecue, but I felt that I had to post it. Prior to refrigeration, salads were the first fresh food after a monotonous winter diet. I do have refrigeration, but the flavor of greens cut fresh from the garden cannot be matched. I love my Black Seed Simpson lettuce and anxiously wait for the first harvest. It is very light, tender, and should not be overpowered by other ingredients.
Garden fresh lettuce
Castevetrano* green olives, halved
Red onion diced
Simple vinaigrette salad dressing (recipe follows)
Combine all ingredients in proportions to your taste and add dress with the vinaigrette.
*NOTE: Castevetrano olives are from Sicily and are much milder than American-style green olives. One has to search for them.
2/3 cup very good extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Combine all ingredients in a sealable container and shake vigorously just prior to use. Does not have to be refrigerated.