I have posted quite a few vinaegrette dressing recipes in this food blog so far. I have posted several different salad presentation styles too. This is a busy looking salad that has some very nice simple flavors. The toasted pine nuts add a nice touch to this salad.
Dijon Caper Cider Vinaegrette Recipe:
Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a mixing bowl.
Add sea salt and white pepper.
Add 1 minced garlic clove.
Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of capers.
Add 3 pinches of chopped Italian parsley.
Add 1/2 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard.
Add 3 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil while gently whisking to create a loose emulsion style vinaegrette.
This vinaegrette should be slightly on the vinegar side of the flavor range.
Romaine Hearts with Dijon Caper Cider Vinaegrette Recipe:
Toast 1 1/2 tablespoons of pine nuts in a dry saute pan over medium low heat.
Set the toasted pine nuts aside.
Cut a romaine heart into thin wedges. Cut enough for a fairly large portion of salad.
Stack the romaine wedges on the center of a plate.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup of chopped tomato over the lettuce.
Sprinkle 1 chopped hard boiled egg over the lettuce.
Spoon the vinaegrette over and around the salad.
Sprinkle the toasted pine nuts over the salad.
Sprinkle 1 1/2 thin sliced green onions over the salad.
The tart flavor of cider vinegar is a nice match with Dijon Mustard. The simple garnish of tomato, egg, green onion and pine nuts adds a a nice flavor. The capers add a nice bold flavor.
Salad styles like this presentation are outdated by todays standards, but it was not long ago that this was a popular way to present a house salad. This salad looks busy, yet the flavors go well together. Yum! ... Shawna