Monday, July 20, 2009


MixedGreenswithPearWalnutandMapleVi.jpg image by witchywifeA tried-and-true totally great salad!!!!! If the measurements seem a bit odd, it's because I had to cut it down from a gallon recipe of a top-notch, great restaurant in town.This lady got down on her knees and begged for this recipe.


  ● 2/3 Cup 100% maple syrup (the real thing)
  ● 2-1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  ● 1/3 tsp. maple extract (imitation maple flavor)
  ● 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
  ● 1 tsp. kosher salt
  ● 1/5 tsp. cayenne pepper
  ● 1/2 tsp. minced fresh thyme
  ● 3-3/4 tsp. minced shallot
  ● 2/3 cup olive oil or olive oil blend


Blend all ingredients well except oil. Then whisk in oil slowly to emulsify. (Best made the morning of, or the night before to blend flavors.) Toss well with:

Romaine lettuce

Mixed baby greens

Ripe pears (Anjou are nice) cut bite-size

Candied pecans

Plate greens. Dribble a squeeze of fresh lemon juice over each serving (this is an important step) and top with a little sprinkle of bleu cheese crumbles. Add more candied pecans if needed.

Source:  Finer Kitchen Forums

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