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From the, "Houston Junior League Cookbook," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox Newsletter.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce (or any mixed salad greens)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup (or more) crisp, crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 cup croutons


TO PREPARE:

Pour olive oil into large wooden bowl, sprinkle with salt and rub with garlic.  Remove garlic and place tomatoes, cut into eighths, in bowl.  Add romaine which has been torn into pieces.  Add onions, cheese and bacon.  Pour Mint Dressing over salad.  Add croutons and toss.


Mint Dressing


INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 2-1/2 lemons
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 coddled egg


TO PREPARE:

Put olive oil, lemon juice, pepper, mint and oregano into a small bowl.  Add coddled egg and whip vigorously.  (To coddle egg, break egg into boiling water.  Remove from heat and let stand uncovered for 8 minutes.)

SERVES:  6 - 8

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