Clay's Kitchen : Salad and Salad Dressing Recipes

Salad and Salad Dressing Recipes

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Cafe Green Salad

Recipe from: Melissa d'Arabian
Servings: 4

For the Mustard Vinaigrette:
1 garlic clove, sliced in half
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
small splash soy sauce
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil

For the Salad:
3 cups mixed greens, the darker the better (not iceberg)

Rub the inside of a large wooden bowl with the garlic clove and then either discard it or save it for another use. Put the mustard in the bowl and whisk in the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce (a French secret!) vigorously for about 10 seconds to get a creamy consistency. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle in the olive oil as slowly as possible with 1 hand while whisking as quickly as possible with the other hand to emulsify. Lay the salad greens on top of the dressing and toss just before serving.


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