while we were in Chicago not too long ago, we celebrated D’s grandpa’s birthday at Buca di Beppo. We ordered a bunch of dishes to share and one of the dishes was this amazing salad.
It had lettuce, green apple slices, candied walnuts and I had about 3 helpings 🙂
so of course i had to try it at home.
[this weekend i purchased a mandolin. I’ve been wanting one for a while but have been hesitant because.. well i cut myself in the kitchen enough as it is without using a blade you can slice your finger off with. it has a guard that i will promise you i’ll use, and I’m thinking about getting kitchen gloves. they are supposed to be cut-resistant. found them on amazon.]
so i used my new mandolin to slice up a granny smith apple.
got some shredded lettuce together
sprinkled some gorgonzola cheese
and substituted chopped pecans for candied walnuts
and i used pre made italian dressing. it wasn’t quite the same because of the dressing. so i did some research and found this online for the vinaigrette :
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
3/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1 pinch black pepper
1/8 cup red onion, chopped fine
1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
3/4 cup olive oil
ill be making my own salad dressing next time !