Winter salad with homemade dressing by Mama Steph
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Sometimes a good salad is all that will satisfy some of us; we just crave something green. But it doesn’t have to be just lettuce and tomatoes, and it certainly doesn’t have to be boring. Here’s a salad idea that you might like, plus the dressing, too. Modify it to your own tastes, using it as a springboard to create your own delicious winter salad.
Winter salad with homemade dressing
1 five-ounce bag of mixed salad greens
1 cup canned chickpeas, drained
2/3 cup walnut pieces
1 cup canned tiny mandarin orange slices, drained
1/2 cup blue cheese or gorgonzola cheese (or for a milder flavor, fresh mozzarella cheese pearls)
1 cup chopped English cucumber (if using a regular cucumber, peel it first)
1 cup chopped rotisserie chicken breast (or whatever cooked chicken you have on hand)
2/3 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
In a small bowl, pour the 1/4 cup red wine vinegar over the minced red onion. Allow to pickle in the bowl for 15 minutes or more, then drain.
Next, put salad greens in a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients, including the pickled and drained onion. Toss.
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons good mayonnaise, like Duke’s
2 tablespoons Dijon or other spicy mustard (I jused Inglehoffer sweet-hot mustard)
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 cloves minced garlic
salt and pepper, to taste
Whisk the ingredients together until smooth and creamy. If you want to, you can add herbs, like parsley or oregano.
The dressing will keep up to two weeks in the fridge, tightly covered.
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