Mixed Green Salad with Ricotta Salata & Cashews
This is a delicious and beautiful salad…combining mixed greens with a salty, shaved ricotta salata, a sweet candied cashew and a chewy dried cranberry. Top this with a honey balsamic dressing, and you have a perfect salad. Any combination of fruit and nuts can be substituted based upon your preference.
2 Cups Spring Lettuce Mix, Washed & Dried
½ Cup Ricotta Salata Cheese, Shaved (Vegetable Peeler)
¼ Cup Dried Cranberries
¼ Cup Candied Cashews (purchased)
Salt & Pepper to Taste
1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
1 Tbsp. Honey
¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
½ Tsp. Salt & ½ Tsp. Black Pepper
½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
To prepare the dressing, combine the dijon mustard, honey, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Add the extra virgin olive oil in a slow stream, whisking constantly until well combined. Place all the salad ingredients in a large bowl, or on individual plates. Drizzle the salad dressing over the top of the salad and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve additional honey balsamic dressing on the side.