An Envie Satisified: Simple Creole Tomato Salad Recipe

An Envie Satisified: Simple Creole Tomato Salad Recipe

In the Cajun culture that I grew up in and am still proudly a part of, we have a concept of craving that goes beyond just wanting something. It’s a “have to have.” It’s called an envie (roughly pronounced “on- vee ”). As I said, this is more than a “want.” More than a longing. It’s a desire. It comes from deep within and hits strong. When it’s a true envie , you’ll feel like, “I have to have this.” And unlike a craving, it will not go away until satisfied. A craving can be a fleeting thing. But a true envie will not be satisfied unless you have that thing. That’s how you can tell the difference between an envie and a mere craving.

Ingredients

  • White Balsamic Vinaigrette:
  • 1/3 cup neutral oil (like safflower, olive or grape seed oil)
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • The Salad: 
  • 2 medium-sized round tomatoes (preferably Creole), sliced to desired thickness
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced Vidalia onion
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese (preferably Point Reyes)
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinaigrette (more to taste, if desired)
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