Dutchie's Tossed Salad is from Texas, although there is nothing particularly Texan about it. By the way, Texas is included in the Southwest section, although Oklahoma is considered Midwest. Go figure. Anyhow, no chilies, beans, chili powder or any of that other southwestern stuff. It is a basic, multi ingredient salad. I actually prefer my salads to be more shall we say, mushy. I like stuff mushed up in ranch dressing or Caesar salad dressing. But if you prefer the oil and vinegar type of salad, this would be fine. The only draw back is the cauliflower is still lurking on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator nearly two weeks later. That's the problem with living alone.
The guests at the dinner party seemed okay with it. They, and I, enthused more about the corn on the cob Cricket brought but, hey, that was really good corn.
Dutchie's Tossed Salad
1 large head romaine lettuce, in bite-size pieced
1 cup raw cauliflower, roughly chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup finely chopped carrots
6 red radishes, sliced
1 cup seasoned croutons
6 stuffed green olives
6 cherry tomatoes
Homemade Italian dressing
1. Combine all ingredients except dressing in a salad bowl.
2. Toss with the dressing just before serving.