A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst—we don't count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Today, we’re making a feel-good dinner in five ingredients.
Let’s play a game: The next time you go to the farmers market, bring a blindfold (a sleeping mask works, too), and a trustworthy companion. Have them lead you around while you pick three ingredients from the produce stands. Go home and turn these into a salad. The dressing doesn’t need to be fancy—just olive oil, lemon or lime juice, and salt.