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Salad - italian theme/feel

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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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  1. 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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    1. re: Val

      that does look great

      im thinking of using both the prosc. and parm.

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

      1. re: lestblight

        Yes, just a light balsamic vinaigrette is all she used

        1. re: Val

          perfect looks good and great for the occasion,

          thank you Val and thank you internet!

          1. re: lestblight

            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.