Thursday, November 15, 2012

Winter Chopped Salad (a holiday recipe)

Continuing on with our holiday (Thanksgiving) recipes, I want to share with you a fancy and delicious salad. There are many variations of this on the web, this is mine. The original recipe, I believe, comes from Epicurious. The salad features red cabbage and pomegranates, both very cheap this time of year.

Serves 8

4 c. chopped romaine lettuce
3 c. sliced red cabbage
1 Fuji apple, cored & diced
1 pear, cored & diced
1/2 c. pomegranate arils
3/4 cup almonds, toasted and coarsley chopped
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot (or onion)
1/2 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup hazelnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste



Whisk vinegar, shallot (or onion), and honey in small bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in oil. Season dressing to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Combine lettuce and next 5 ingredients in very large bowl; toss to blend. Add dressing and toss to coat.  Divide salad among plates. Sprinkle with feta cheese, if desired, and serve.

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