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Mixed greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette

By sbeck32

Nice and light summer salad

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Ingredients

  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 3 tbsp gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup seasonal fruit
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/4c balsamic vinegar
  • 1c extra virgin olive oil
  • tbsp sugar
  • tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Details

Servings 3
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

mix the vinegar, sugar, lemon juice and salt while gradually adding the olive oil. Once emulsified, add salt and pepper to taste

Step 2

Toss the greens in a small amount of dressing with your fingers to test the amount of oil coating the leaves - should not be heavy

Step 3

Slice the cucumber into long thin strips and place as a garnish around the plate. Put the salad greens in the middle and layer the rest of the ingredients.

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INGREDIENTS

  • Peanuts
  • Carrot
  • Mango
  • Rocket
  • 2 limes
  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Red onion, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper

 

METHOD

  1. Lightly sautée the peanuts until golden.
  2. Take the carrots and cut into thin slices.
  3. Peel the mango and slice into thin strips.
  4. Squeeze the juice from 2 limes into a bowl, and add olive oil, soy sauce, minced onion, salt and pepper.
  5. In a bowl, toss together the mango, carrot, rocket, and lime-soy dressing.
  6. Enjoy!

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