Rosemary-Champagne Pear Chopped Salad

Posted on October 02, 2013 by Anne Milneck | 0 comments

Chopped Salads are a great salad for a buffet. Just about any vegetable goes as long as they're all cut in about the same size--usually 1/2 inch pieces. The addition of romaine and iceberg lettuce will help maintain the crunch of the salad even after it sits for a while. We combine our Rosemary Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Champagne Pear Balsamic Vinegar for a light, flavorful vinaigrette.

Ingredients:

6 cups of vegetables chopped in 1/2 inch pieces--cucumbers, bell peppers, squash, zucchini, cherry tomatoes (halved), red onion

3 cups combination of chopped iceberg and romaine

3/4 cup Rosemary Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 cup Champagne Pear Balsamic Vinegar

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

In a large salad bowl, combine all of the chopped vegetables and lettuce. Pour the vinegar in a medium bowl. Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the vinegar while whisking constantly to create an emulsified (albeit temporary) vinaigrette. Dress the salad to your liking--you will likely have vinaigrette left over; store it in the refrigerator. Season the salad with salt and pepper.

This salad is open to your own spin--try adding black beans, garbanzos, quartered artichoke hearts, shredded carrot, diced beets, tiny mozzarella pearls and on and on.


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