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for the vinaigrette:
1 tsp freshly minced garlic
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 Tbsp dried basil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1 cup vegetable oil
kosher salt/freshly ground pepper
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Place first 6 ingredients in a Magic Bullet and puree. Add vegetable oil and blend until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.
for the salad:
Toss dressing together with your favourite salad ingredients.  Today ours included all of the following:
  • mixed greens
  • grape tomatoes, halved
  • raw yellow beet, peeled, processed in turning slicer
  • raw purple beet, peeled, processed in turning slicer
  • raspberries (or blackberries or quartered strawberries)
  • pecan halves, salted and toasted
  • crumbled feta or chevre
  • flaked kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to season
Notes: If you don’t have a turning slicer, use a mandoline to make long shreds of the beets. Soak shreds in water for several minutes to minimize colour transfer. Store leftover beet strings, refrigerated, in water to keep from drying out.
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