Tuesday, August 14, 2007

How To Make An American Quilt (Salad)

Posted by Picasa An American Quilt Chopped Salad
Recipe from: Richard Simmons "The Today Show"

INGREDIENTS

Dressing

• 1 teaspoon minced garlic
• 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
• 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
• 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
• 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
• 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
• 1 teaspoon each arrowroot and honey
• 1/4 teaspoon salt

Salad

• 1/2 cup each finely chopped cucumber
• 1/2 cup celery
• 1/2 cup red onion
• 1/2 cup carrot
• 1/2 cup green beans
• 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels or frozen, thawed, or canned, drained
• 1/2 cup red cabbage
• 4 red beets for serving

DIRECTIONS
1. Dressing: Place all dressing ingredients in blender. Blend until well mixed; there will still be little pieces of onion. Pour into small saucepan. Heat gently, stirring. Do not boil. Let cool. Then chill. You should have about ¾ cup dressing.

2. In serving bowl combine all chopped and diced vegetables. Chill. Just before serving, add ¼ cup dressing to vegetables in bowl. Toss to combine. Taste and add more dressing if you like. Arrange each portion of salad in a beet on serving plate.

shown:
salad arranged and served in a hollowed out beet

2 comments:

  1. Yummy! When I saw the picture I thought those were hollowed out yellow peppers as serving vessels, not beets. I don't know that I've ever seen a yellow beet. Anyway, this salad is on my "must try" list. Thanks!

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  2. Hi Michele, I'm catching up with you, I am I am!! Since my tumble I'm moving even slower than contintental drift, but..........
    1. I'm got a salad on tap for tomorrow..thank you and Richard!
    2. I'm 'bouncing' to a new tune today.."multi-use, multi-use" *G*
    3. I've 'showered' before, and I will again, if the clear skies prevail *S* thanks for the 'heads up' *G*
    4. I congratulate you on being as inspirationsak to Melzie as you have been for me and so many others! *VBS* 'high fives'
    5. You've conquered the yard!! Hurray for wagons, even tho they aren't red *S*
    6. My condolances to Mr. Heart and Hands, A quilting journey...please know we'll return her just as soon as she's used ALL her fabric, scraps, ideas and dryer sheets!
    Hugs forever and ever, Finn

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.