Sunday, August 3, 2014

Baby Spinach and Mache salad with plums
4C baby spinach or arugula
2C mache lettuce
3 endives, cut into thin strips
3 plums, seeded and cut into thin slices
1 Asian pears, peeled and cut into thin slices
1/2C dark grapes, cut in half
1/2C macona almonds with rosemary
1/2C ricotta salata or crumbled feta cheese

2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
2 Tbsp. raspberry vinegar
2 tsp. honey mustard
6 Tbsp. olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Combine the vinaigrette ingredients together in a jar and shake well.

In a small bowl toss the plum and Asian pear slices together with a little of the vinaigrette.  In a salad bowl toss the spinach, mache and endives together with vinaigrette to coat.  Toss in the fruit, almonds and cheese.  Divide among plates and serve.

MAKES:  6 servings

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