Italian Vegetable Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing
You can never have too many side dish recipes, so give Italian Vegetable Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing a try. This recipe covers 7% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One portion of this dish contains around 3g of protein, 16g of fat, and a total of 170 calories. This recipe serves 8. This recipe is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, whole 30, and pescatarian diet. A mixture of fennel bulbs, dijon mustard, cauliflower, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 25 minutes.
Trim fennel (reserving fronds) and remove tough outer layer. Thinly slice fennel crosswise and cauliflower lengthwise (1/8 inch). Slice asparagus on a diagonal (1/8 inch).
Combine vegetables in a large bowl.
Purée yolks, garlic, anchovies, mustard, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper in a blender. With motor running, add oil in a slow stream, blending until dressing is thick and emulsified.
Toss vegetables with enough dressing to coat. Season with salt.
Sprinkle with fennel fronds.
Fontaleoni Vernaccia diSan Gimignano '07
•The egg yolks in the dressing are not cooked. For a quicker, egg-safe dressing, use 2/3 cup mayonnaise in place of the yolks and oil.•Vegetables and dressing can be prepared 3 hours ahead and chilled separately (vegetables in sealable bags lined with damp paper towels).
Recommended wine: Chianti, Trebbiano, Verdicchio
Chianti, Trebbiano, and Verdicchio are great choices for Italian. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. You could try Castello di Ama Chianti Classico San Lorenzo Gran Selezione. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 48 dollars per bottle.
Castello di Ama Chianti Classico San Lorenzo Gran Selezione#31 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2018 Pure ruby-red. Fruity nose with cherry and strawberry notes. Some tertiary hints remind leather. Flavors of ripe red fruits, succulent, intriguing and long-lasting. Tannins are ripened and delicate. The aftertaste expresses a lively freshness with notes of dark red fruits, wet ground, and wood.