I've been eating a lot of sandwiches since I came back from vacation...but now I'm bored with ham and cheese and I've decided to look for the perfect lunch salad.
Today's post has two lunches, one for yesterday and one for today. Both have salad and both have tartes (one tarte sucré (sweet) and one tarte salée (savoury)).
Monday's lunch was a salade de terrine de poisson (fish mousse salad) with a tarte tatin (upside down apple tart) and a diet coke. This cost 9,50 EUR and I got it at the boulangerie where I usually buy my sandwiches.
Today's lunch cost 9,90 EUR and included a salade d'endives au Roquefort...my favorite cheese. My first remark about the salad lunches are that they cost more than a sandwich. Eating healthy is expensive.
This salad started off excellent, the fish terrine was really nice and light.
Unfortunately, this is what I found underneath the terrine...cold canned corn and some cold canned bean salad...this is a weird and frequent thing in Paris. I hate it and that was the end of this salad, never again. I couldn't even eat the lettuce underneath because it had a horrible canned vegetable taste although I will admit that people must like this because you see so much of it around. Go figure.
Happily today I had a salad I could live with. Endives, roquefort, walnuts, apple and raisins...delicious! and nothing was from a can.
Tarte tatin, very nice.
This is dessert so I should have saved it for last but it did go with the first salad so here it is in order on the inside.
With the roquefort salad lunch for 9,90 EUR I had a choice of salad, sweet or savory tart and a drink or a yogurt or a fromage blanc (sort of soft cheese dessert). I chose to have a savory tarte, this one is spinach. I liked the little seeds on top.
A lovely spinach tart. Happy lunching!