Garden Salad with Sweet Onion Vinaigrette

August 10th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Serves 6


4 cups mesclun mix
1 medium carrot, grated
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
Sweet Onion Vinaigrette (recipe follows)


In a large bowl toss together all the vegetables and dress to desired moisture content with the onion vinaigrette.

Sweet Onion Vinaigrette
Makes 1 cup


3 tablespoons caramelized onions, chopped fine
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine
Black pepper


Whisk together all ingredients until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add more or less of any ingredient according to taste preference.

Mixed Greens with Herbed Vinaigrette

November 19th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Serves 8


1 shallot, minced
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons canola oil (neutral flavor oil)
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped
¼ cup fresh chives, chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
8 cups (about ½ pound) mesclun (mixed baby greens)
Freshly ground pepper


In a large mixing bowl, whisk together shallot, white wine, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon salt. Slowly stream in oils until vinaigrette is emulsified. Add herbs and greens and mix well until vinaigrette coats all the leaves. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately.

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