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Monday, February 6, 2012

Chopped Salad

Tonight we had dinner at my mom's house during the Super Bowl.  My job was to bring a salad.  I get requested to bring salad a lot and they usually want/expect me to bring my Cashew Craisin Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette but tonight I wanted to do something different.  My inspiration was the chopped salad we used to get at Gambucci's.  Here's what I came up with:

Salad Fixings:
½ cucumber, peeled, seeded, finely chopped
1 roma tomato,  seeded and finely chopped
½ red onion, finely chopped
1 head romaine, finely chopped
½ head iceberg, finely chopped
1 red pepper, finely chopped
6 strips bacon, cooked crisp and finely chopped
½ cup crumbled feta

Balsamic Dressing:
¼ cup Balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 tsp. brown sugar
½ cup olive oil

Mix vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and brown sugar in blender.  Gradually add olive oil until completely emulsified.

Toss dressing with salad right before serving.

Happy Chopping!

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