Hearts of Romaine Salad -- Some Unlikeky Pairings
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- heart of romaine lettuce head
- balsmaic vinegar
- blue cheese
- assorted additives -- raisins, crasins, pecans or walnuts, sliced strawberrys and/or mandarin oranges.
4Add your blue cheese to the romaine along with the other additives of your choice. I like a mix of chewy and crunchy additives such as: Raisins (Dark or Golden or both), Craisins (the dried Cranberries), and Walnuts or Pecans. Slivered Almonds and/or Sunflower seeds would also work fine. In addition sliced Strawberries, Grapes cut in half or Mandarin Oranges can be added to the medley. Also diced apples or pears would be a welcomed addition. What other additives can you think of? Make it your own.
5Drizzle the salad with a liberal sprinkling of Balsamic Vinegar and serve with crackers or breads of your choice, this is an excellent accompaniment to a red meat dish. I make a meal of this offering and require nothing else. A hearty Red Wine would pair well with this salad. 1/4th of the head filled the plate for a single serving. Happy Cooking, Gary