French country salad dressing

When farmers come in for dinner after a long, hot day in the field, they want food that is delicious, filling, and above all easy to make; they are too tired to spend hours in the kitchen on complicated recipes.  In this situation, we often make a simple French country dressing.  We always pair it with our Regina di Maggio lettuce – it’s delicate, silky leaves are perfect for the dressing.

French Country Salad Dressing:

Pour 1/3 cup of heavy cream in the bowl in which you will be mixing or serving your salad.  Whisk for 30 seconds and then add a tablespoon of your favorite vinegar (we use balsamic) and whisk until it thickens (about 1 minute).  Salt and pepper to taste.  Add cherry tomatoes or other additions you see fit.  We typically add nothing and just enjoy the lettuce and the dressing all by themselves.