7.26.2010

Rainbow Summer Champagne Salad

Saturday night The Boyfriend and I went out with our friends Julie and James. We always have a great time together, and it was just what I needed to get me out of the house and back on a normal schedule. Sometimes, a margarita is just what the doctor ordered.

We had an amazing dinner, one of those meals that you continue to think about long after it's been devoured. Luckily, the Farmer's Market and Trader Joe's never let me down. I was able to re-create the salad I had for dinner in no time at all.


They say we eat with our eyes...if that's true, tell me, Can you taste the Rainbow?



Rainbow Summer Champagne Salad
Serves 2 as a dinner salad or 4 as a side salad


Ingredients
1 Small Red Onion
1/2 C. Red Wine Vinegar
2 Tbs. Agave
2 Carrots
1 Large or 2 Small Persian Cucumbers
1 Mango
1 Red Bell Pepper
2 Avocados
1/4 C. Fresh Cilantro
1/4 C. Fresh Mint


Dressing
1/4 C. Grapeseed Oil
1/4 C. Trader Joe's Orange Champagne Muscat Vinegar
1 Tsp. Agave
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions


Thinly slice the Red Onion. Cover with the Red Wine Vinegar and add the Agave. Allow to marinate at room-temperature for 1-2 hours until the onions are soft and slightly sweet.
Chop all fruits and veggies, toss with the herbs.
Make the dressing; whisk all ingredients in a bowl and add to the salad. Plate the salad and top with the marinated onions.


Enjoy!

9 comments :

  1. That is SUCH a beautiful salad, my dear!
    My mouth is watering just looking at it. It looks so full of flavor!
    xo

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  2. All your veggies looks so juicy and delish! YUM!

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  3. so sorry that ive been MIA. Just catching up on your life...wow girl, 4x to china!!?? Wow!!!

    you need to take a load off and have more than chmapagne salad, you need champagne!!

    xoxo

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  4. looks delicious! i hope that champagne in the title means that you are obligated to eat the salad with a glass of bubbly on the side. hope you are having a great time back in La La land!

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  5. Erin, that salad looks spectacular!!!

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  6. that sounds/looks AWESOME!!! :) perfect summer food

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