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Salad - italian theme/feel

lestblight Sep 26, 2009 07:31 AM

This is the last of my many posts today concerning a dinner.

I will be making a salad.. want it to have an italian theme.. defnitely want toasted pine nuts in it.. considering something sweet like the cranberry but not with fresh mozz cheese.

defnitely want some cheeze but is fresh mozz the answer?> with the lasagna,. we may be heading to mozzz overload.

what do you think for a vinagrette?

i plan on making the vinagrette as well

thanks a bunch !

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    Val Sep 26, 2009 07:44 AM

    Perhaps this mediterranean salad from saveur will work? Someone brought this to a work luncheon and we died over how beautiful it was with the pomegranate in it...they looked like jewels! And she used fresh shaved good quality parmesan instead of the proscuitto, so you could consider that. She definitely added toasted pine nuts (just a little)...and she used field greens instead of the fennel. It really was a stunning salad:

    http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/11/fen...

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      lestblight Sep 26, 2009 07:51 AM

      that does look great

      im thinking of using both the prosc. and parm.

      so the dressing was just a olive oil and balsamic vinegar?

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        Val Sep 26, 2009 07:53 AM

        Yes, just a light balsamic vinaigrette is all she used

        1. re: Val
          lestblight Sep 26, 2009 07:54 AM

          perfect looks good and great for the occasion,

          thank you Val and thank you internet!

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            Val Sep 26, 2009 07:58 AM

            Hope it works well for you...the link I clicked said Saveur but I see that it is also a Bon Appetit recipe...epicurious may also have it with reviews if that matters. I suppose the time-consuming part is extracting the pom seeds...well, it was totally gorgeous and delicious.

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