OUR FAMILY’S FAVORITE SALAD

OUR FAMILY’S FAVORITE SALAD


Last week, I feel like Barclay and I took a very important step forward together in our relationship.

I introduced him to my family……’s favorite salad.  ;)







OUR FAMILY’S FAVORITE SALAD


Knowing his obsession already with big green salads (the guy amazingly chooses them more often than I do) and artichokes (hands-down one of his all-time favorite foods), I figured this one wouldn’t be a stretch.  But still.  This salad is a verrrrry important part of our family, showing up at nearly every extended family gathering, always being made in a huge batch so that everyone can return for seconds, and near and dear to every single family member’s heart.  So I needed to know they would get along great.



Sure enough, it was a salad match made in heaven.  ♥


OUR FAMILY’S FAVORITE SALAD


INGREDIENTS

SALAD INGREDIENTS:




  1. 1 head red-leaf lettuce, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  2. 1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  3. half of a small red onion, peeled and thinly-sliced
  4. 2 (14 ounce) jars quartered artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
  5. 1 (12 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and diced
  6. 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  7. 1 batch zesty red wine vinaigrette
  8. optional garnish: extra freshly-grated Parmesan cheese


ZESTY RED WINE VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS:


  1. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  2. 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  4. 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, store-bought or homemade
  5. 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
  7. 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


INSTRUCTIONS




TO MAKE THE SALAD:


  1. Add all ingredients together in a large bowl, and toss until evenly combined.  Serve immediately, garnished with extra Parmesan cheese if desired.


TO MAKE THE VINAIGRETTE:


  1. Whisk all ingredients together until combined.  (Or add them together in a mason jar, and shake until combined.)  Use immediately.


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