The secret to making the perfect salad at home? There are actually five: the green, the grain, a fruit, nut and an herb. Here's the recipe and you can Watch me make one of my favorite salads below, including the dressing at https://www.facebook.com/chefjettila/
1Vinaigrette or Citronette dressing
2Salad Dressing combination is 1 part acid, 3 parts olive oil. For a vinegarette, replace the fruit with favorite vinegar.
3Add the juice of 2 lemons to the blender.
4Add 1 whole, peeled, pixie tangerine to the blender
5With citrus in blender, add olive oil until it covers the citrus. Blend
6Add mustard to blender
7Season with salt and pepper
8Add honey. Blend.
9Pour dressing over the beets in a bowl and let them rest
11NOTE – for the following ingredients, reserve some of each for plating
12In a mixing bowl, add the green (arugula) and top with steamed lentils
13Add remaining 1 whole pixel (in segments) to the salad
14Add sliced fennel to salad mix
15Add small of amount of dressing (without Beets) to moisten the salad
16Toss all ingredients
17Plate each salad into a pyramid
18Dress the exterior of the salad with more orange slices, lentils, nuts, and fennel.
19Add 5-7 beets from the dressing
1 lemons juiced
3 Peeled pixie tangerines in to segments
4 tbspDijon Mustard
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
8 oz.Pre-cooked Melissa’s Beets
½-1 lbGreens (suggestion is arugula or spinach)
1/2 cupsteamed lentils
1/4 cupdiced hazelnuts (or similar like almonds or cashews)