It was no surprise to me when The Food Network began doing shows on food truck challenges. Working in NYC for the past 15 years (and continuing), I'm no stranger to standing in the gutter, in line waiting for something yummy to be handed down to me from questionably clean hands. (Where do they go to the bathroom, anyway?)
Like all things in NYC, if its really good, you'll wait for it. The food trucks in Manhattan have well-heeled executives, construction workers and hipsters alike happily standing together in united hunger, waiting in the filthy gutter for their lunch.
One of my favorite trucks is the Greek truck near Water Street and Wall Street. I order the same thing every time; Prasini Salata. Its a green salad with dill, feta and shredded romaine. Its simple, tangy and delicious. Sometimes I get it with a chicken kabob. Always with a toasted pita.
"Kalo ayto" (that's good! in Greek, I think)
Here's my version of my favorite truck salad:
What you'll need:
- 2 heads of Romaine lettuce, washed, dried and shredded
- 5 oz Feta cheese, crumbed
- 1 English cucumber, unpeeled, cut into half-moon slices
- 1 handful bunch of Dill, chopped
For the dressing:
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- Juice and rind of 1 lemon
- salt & pepper
What you'll do:
Shave lemon rind into a small bowl then cut and squeeze lemon juice into a bowl. Add salt & pepper. Drizzle olive oil while whisking until it thickens a bit.
Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl, toss with the dressing.
Do you have a favorite food truck meal? Have you tried to re-create it?
xo & a pinch,