SHADES OF GREEN CHOPPED SALAD

I know I’ve been posting a lot of salads lately but it’s summer time and it’s been hot!! I played around with this salad–I added less dried fruit and more cucumbers. It’s perfect for this warm weather!

ingredients for chive dressing

1 small clove garlicdownload.jpg

2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar

1 teaspoon crème fraîche

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon chopped chives

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 pinch sea salt and black pepper, plus more to taste

ingredients for salad

1 Granny Smith apple, chopped

1 Hass avocado, chopped

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

½ English cucumber, chopped

¼ cup chopped pistachios

¼ cup golden raisins

¼ cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese, room temperature

1 pinch salt and black pepper, plus more to taste

2 tablespoons chopped chives, for garnish (optional)

directions

Chive dressing

  1. In a blender, add in the garlic, Champagne vinegar, crème fraîche, honey, chives, salt, and pepper. Blend until combined.
  2. With the blender still on, through the top, stream in the olive oil. Blend until combined. Taste for salt and pepper. Set aside.

Salad

  1. Toss the apple and avocado in the lemon juice so they don’t oxidize. Then, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and toss with the chive dressing. (You may not have to use all of the dressing.) Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with some chopped chives. This salad can be made up to 3 to 4 hours in advance. If you are making the salad in advance add in the room temperature gorgonzola when you serve the salad.

(Adapted from a recipe found on https://food52.com)

 

 

 

 

 

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