salads, soups, & sandwiches

masterpiece salad

ingredients
all
1 cup spinach
1 cup arugula
1 whole green onion
chopped
1/2 cup cherry tomato
halved at the equator
1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese
crumbled
2 tbsp pistachio
2 tbsp dried cranberry
1/4 cup Kalamata olive
halved at the equator
2 whole hard boiled egg
chopped
2 slices bacon
cooked and crumbled, exclude for vegetarian version
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp maple syrup
1/4 cup olive oil
salt
to taste
pepper
to taste
We whipped up this salad to use up ingredients that we happened to have on hand. We liked the combination so much that we took the time to jot down the recipe. Collin described this salad as a masterpiece, hence the name. :)
1
Combine all the salad components into a bowl or storage container if packing for lunch the next day.
2
For the dressing, whisk together the dijon, red wine vinegar, and maple syrup.
3
In a small measuring glass, whisk in the olive oil. Taste the dressing and season with salt and pepper if needed.
4
Toss the salad with the dressing if enjoying immediately. Otherwise pack the dressing with the salad and drizzle it on just before eating.