The parmesan baskets are a fancy way to serve the salad and they are easy to make.
I usually serve them with a strawberries salad dressed with olive oil, orange juice, thin slices of shallots and a generous sprinkling of black pepper.
For each basket we need 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese.

strawberries salad in parmesan basket
I put a pan on medium-high heat, and in the middle I sprinkled two tablespoons of ParmesanΒ  trying to maintain the circular shape and, at the same time, to expand the circle of cheese that was slowly melting.
When the cheese was completely melted, I removed the pan from the heat and with a spatula I positioned the cheese circle on an overturned tiny bowl and with my hands I tried to give to the cheese – still warm – the shape of a basket and I let it cool completely and harden.In the meanwhile I made the salad and the dressing.
Just before serving the baskets, I filled them with salad and I seasoned.
What is your favorite salad?

Sara

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