Monday, August 20, 2012

chopped salad with pear, chickpea, roasted bell, artichoke, candied walnuts, gorgonzola and micro greens


MMMMMMMMMMMMMM.  Here is my replication of a salad we had takeout last week while my house was off limits for food preparation due to a bathroom redo.  I'm thinking all the dust and mess was worth it, if only for the sake of finding the salad.  I mean, good stuff, people!


Mixed greens with pear, chickpeas, roasted bell, marinated artichoke hearts, candied walnuts, and Gorgonzola tossed with a fresh basil vinaigrette -- how could that not be fabulous?  My farmhouse bushel arrived with the pears and peppers we needed, plus a pretty, vibrant green handful of mustard micro greens which made for a nice addition to the salad.  Plenty of basil growing in the garden for a nice vinaigrette.





chopped salad with pear, chickpea, roasted bell, artichoke, candied walnuts, gorgonzola and micro greens

mixed greens
firm pear
roasted red bell pepper
marinated artichoke hearts
chickpeas
candied walnuts
gorgonzola
micro greens

Start with a mixed assortment of your favorite greens.  For this salad, I used red lettuce, boston lettuce, baby spinach, and topped with mustard micro greens.  Slice some pear, chop some marinated artichoke hearts and roasted red bell pepper.  Grab a handful of candied walnuts, a handful of canned chickpeas drained and rinsed) and crumble a bit of Gorgonzola.  Garnish with micro greens and toss with basil vinaigrette.



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