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Nov 25, 2008 10:19 AM

anyone have a salad to go with this delish vinegrette?

Below is my favorite vinegrette- I sub pumpkin oil for the veryt hard to find pistachio oil and its delicious. Ive made it many times but Im curious what everyone thinks would be good matches as Im bringing it to Thanksgiving.

Fresh corn has worked great in past giving it some crunch...fresh herbs are necessary for me- mint, parsely or cilantro has worked in the past...

Pistachio-Caper Vinaigrette

Finely grated zest of 2 medium lemons
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice (from about 2 1/2 medium lemons)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 heaping teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup drained capers in brine, minced
1/4 cup roasted pistachio oil
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup minced red onion (about 1/2 small onion)
Combine lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and capers in a medium, nonreactive bowl and whisk to dissolve the salt. Slowly add pistachio and olive oils, pouring them in a thin stream while whisking constantly. Stir in onion, taste, and adjust seasoning as desired.

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  1. Sounds yummy! Maybe a sweeter lettuce (bibb?) with goat cheese. Toast some pistachios and.......I am blanking on other add-ons.....I'm thinking something tart and/or sweet, though.

    2 Replies
    1. re: chowkari

      Craisins or mandarin oranges could satisfy the sweet/tart component...

      1. re: theferlyone

        I just made a winter fruit salad - which had romaine lettuce, craisins, cashews, shredded cheese, and an apple and a pear (both sliced and diced).......

    2. Your dressing is full of interesting flavors. I wouldn't introduce anything else into the mix. Get butter lettuce using as many whole leaves as possible. It will make an elegant salad. If you must have color, use grape tomatoes sliced in half.

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      1. re: Gail

        If you would like to add an interesting dynamic to the sweet/tart salad, try strawberries, sliced in half and de-stemed(sp?). I know it's not the season but it's a great thing to try in the summer.
        Just sayin'.