Easy Roasted Red Onion and Lettuce Salad

When you’ve been toiling all day in the kitchen making all that seder food, the last thing you want to do is slave over a salad. How about this easy stand-by? You can roast the onions in advance, and throw it all together in minutes. You will want to double this recipe if you’re having a big crowd.


Roasted Onion and Lettuce Salad

3 large red onions halved and sliced (don’t slice too thinly – about ¼ inch. If you slice them too thinly, they’ll dry out in the oven)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1-2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

About 300 g (10 oz) iceberg or Arab lettuce washed and cut into bite sized pieces

About 300 g (10 oz) assorted baby leaves (If you can’t get KFP baby leaves, double the quantity of lettuce)

For dressing:

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

About 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon grainy Dijon mustard (kitniyot – can be left out)

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Salt and ground black pepper

How to do it

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (350°F)

2. Place a sheet of baking paper on an oven tray and drizzle the 2 tablespoons of olive oil over it. Place the onions in an even layer on the sheet.

Evenly spread onions on a baking tray

3. Bake the onions for 15 minutes. Then mix them around and bake them for another 10 minutes (until soft).

4. Remove from the oven and drizzle a little balsamic vinegar over the hot onions. Allow the onions to cool completely.

5. Wash, dry and place all the lettuce in a large salad bowl. Mix the onions in.

6. Put all salad dressing ingredients into a salad dressing shaker or any airtight jar and shake until well mixed.

7. Dress the salad just before serving.


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