Date Night Bleu Velvet Salad

Lori McLain

By
@lmclain

I wanted to make a date dressing and came up with this one....which is also a great marinade I experimented with. This salad it the spot with additional bleu cheese, and date topping.


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Serves:

2-4

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Ingredients

6 medium
pitted dates
3 Tbsp
sesame oil
1 tsp
soy sauce
1/4 c
rice vinegar
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
2 Tbsp
honey
1/4 tsp
coarse ground dijon mustard
1 pinch
salt
1 pinch
pepper

SALAD TOPPING

6 medium
pitted dates, inely chopped
1/2 c
chopped walnuts
1 Tbsp
honey
1 tsp
brown sugar
1/8 tsp
salt

SALAD INGREDIENTS

7 c
mixed salad greens, such as a spring mix
1/2 pt
halved yellow cherub tomatoes
4 oz
crumbled bleu cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small food processor or chopper,place dressing ingredients: 6 dates, sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic ,honey, coarse mustard, salt and pepper. Blend together until smooth. Place mixture in the fridge while the rest of the salad is prepared.
2
Place topping ingredients in a medium skillet and stir together over medium high heat until toasted and sticky. Transfer to a cool cookie sheet and spread out to cool.
3
Divide salad greens between two large salad plates or 4 small ones. Top with tomatoes. Divide bleu cheese crumbled over the top of each salad. Top each with cooled topping mixture. Drizzle salads with sesame date vinaigrette.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Lettuce Salads
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy