Festive Tossed Salad
Festive Tossed Salad might be a good recipe to expand your hor d'oeuvre repertoire. This recipe serves 10. One serving contains 188 calories, 5g of protein, and 10g of fat. This recipe from Taste of Home requires onion, canolan oil, lemon juice, and sugar. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 15 minutes.
In a blender, combine the sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, onion and salt. Cover and process until blended. With blender running, gradually add oil.
Add poppy seeds and blend.
In a salad bowl, combine the romaine, cheese, apple, pear and cranberries.
Drizzle with desired amount of dressing.
Add cashews; toss to coat.
Recommended wine: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gruener Veltliner
Salad on the menu? Try pairing with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gruener Veltliner. Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner both have herby notes that complement salads with enough acid to match tart vinaigrettes, while a Chardonnay can be a good pick for creamy salad dressings. The Laguna Winery Russian River Chardonnay with a 4.6 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 29 dollars per bottle.
Laguna Winery Russian River ChardonnayNestled in the heart of the Russian River Valley, Laguna Ranch Vineyard has been home to world-class Chardonnay for the past 30 years. The vineyard owes its long growing season to the cool fog that rolls in from the Pacific Ocean, giving our Chardonnay grapes a delicate balance between crisp acidity and ripe fruit flavors. An elegant expression of its namesake vineyard, Laguna Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay is an exceptionally well-balanced and luxurious wine. Opens with notes of apple, pear, quince and tangerine, framed by sweet undertones of Asian spice. Well balanced and rich, this Chardonnay has an expressive mouthfeel and a layered, lingering finish.