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Balsamic Chopped Salad

Balsamic Chopped Salad

My daughter & I love shopping at il Fustino in Santa Barbara-
We’re completely ‘hooked’ on their syrupy, flavorful 25 year-old Balsamic Vinegar

Try this salad I concocted this evening- it’s filling, healthy, and easy to throw together-

In a small frying pan over low flame, add;
1 “Dorot” cube of frozen garlic
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar (drizzle over the garlic)

add:
3 broccoli florets (washed, spun & chopped small)
7 asparagus spears (washed, spun & chopped small)

Allow the garlic to defrost, and the vinegar heat-
Cover with a lid for about 1 minute.

Remove lid, toss briefly, then put in a salad bowl
Don’t overcook, you want it al dente, not limp
Let the greens cool a bit, but you want it just a tad warm-

Now ready 1 head of organic romaine lettuce (washed, spun & chopped small, but not pulverized small)
then add lettuce to the salad bowl, but don’t mix yet-

pour 2 T. black sesame seeds over the top of the greens
sprinkle 1 T. ‘Yuzu‘ or 1/2 fresh lemon juice over the greens
Toss and garnish with finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese,
a couple capers, and black sesame seeds around the edges-

Darot Frozen Herbs; I especially LOVE the garlic- it makes my life so much simpler,
& I don’t have hands that smell of garlic all the time!

This salad serves about 2
note: my daughter loved it so much she begged me to make more-

enjoy!

 

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