Challison Salad

The long-awaited peach & blueberry salad recipe. Use your best judgement on how much salad to make. First, the dressing.

Lime-Mint-Chili Vinaigrette
(I doubled this for when we had company for dinner and made it the day before–if the olive oil solidifies, just let it sit out and warm up a little while before you need to use it. This is a modified version of Deborah Madison’s lime and fresh mint vinaigrette recipe from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone)

  • 1 tsp grated/minced lime zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 to 6 tbsp olive oil (I wouldn’t use anything heavier than that; if you want less flavor, use light olive oil or sunflower oil)
  • 2 green onions, including an inch of the greens, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 of a Serrano chili, sliced into thin rounds, including seeds (you want it hot! Also, don’t hesitate to add more if you want it zingier)

Combine the lime zest and the juice with the salt, then whisk in the oil. Stir in the onions, mint, and chili.

Challison Salad

  • Greens (we used spinach and romaine; arugula would be perfect but we couldn’t find it readily)
  • 1 medium peach, diced (or more, depending on how much salad you’re making)
  • Handful of blueberries (try to be even about the peach to blueberry ratio)
  • Lime-mint-chili vinaigrette to taste
  • 1/4 to a 1/3 o f a cup sliced almonds
  • Crumbled fresh goat cheese to taste

Chop or tear the desired amount of greens to serve everybody. Dice the peach(es) and add to the salad, along with the blueberries. Pour lime-mint-chili vinaigrette over salad and toss in order to coat everything. Add almonds and goat cheese, then serve.


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I'm currently pursuing my MFA in Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My ideal career path involves using writing, publication, and writing education to enact progressive social change.

2 Responses to Challison Salad

  1. DAD says:

    Your shower has a coffee ledge??!! It wouldn’t — if you took showers in the evening the way right-living people do. You wouldn’t need the coffee then because thereafter you’d be going to bed — CLEAN. So you only have to wash the sheets infrequently and they can thus be broken in, rubbed soft and smooth by the movement of your body, all the despicable crispness removed. And bugs and other vermin don’t like clean people so they stay away from the bed too, an added benefit. In the Garden of Eden, there was only cleanliness because things were perfect. Even the snake that tempted them to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge (a great name for a bar I might add) was clean. When God cast them out, the first thing that went was bathing. It took centuries for it to catch on again. And soap, nobody knew how to make soap. God had just given it to them. (There is a problem with just being given things by God. Which is why they say, “If you are ever cast out, God help you.” Because you don’t know how to do shit. Charles De Gaulle figured this out. From him, we get the thought, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a Frenchman to fish and he thinks he is God.” (Chuck is in hell by the way. Defeating the Vichyssoise wasn’t enough.) Anyway, bathing began to catch on again after Jesus said that, “cleanliness was next to godliness.” And then the two Lever brothers invented soap. And with their newfound cleanliness, people chased their animals out of their cottages and told them to build their own houses. But now, as we see, many people are again letting thier animals, their dogs and cats, back into bed to sleep with them. Which I think is as sure a sign as any that the End Times are near.


  2. jenna says:

    oh my god, nothing will ever be as good as professor dad’s comment.

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