Saturday, February 12, 2011

Raddichio Handheld Salad

Sometimes it feels like a boring chore to eat a typical salad. All of that spearing and crunching and getting the right mix of ingredients into one bite is tiresome, not to mention how long it takes to finish eating your typical salad. How old-fashioned!

We sought a new kind of salad, one that made the salad-eater feel super cool and way ahead of the curve...on the salad vanguard, if you will. Here is our invention: the handheld salad. Never mind that a spring roll was similar and, well, invented first -- this is something different. Maybe we'll never have a mess of outdated salad in a bowl or plate again!

Raddichio Handheld Salad

raddichio (cut into leaves, rinsed and dried)
strawberries (hulled and cut into spears)
goat cheese (rolled into tiny egg shapes)
pea shoots
honeycomb bits

Poppy Seed Dressing:

1 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. champagne vinegar
juice of one lemon
1 tsp. poppy seeds
sea salt and cracked pepper

Lie the raddichio leaves down like a cup. Fill each up with pea shoots, strawberries, goat cheese balls, and top with a piece of honeycomb. Whisk the dressing up and spoon it over the handhelds. Season with salt and pepper and eat carefully.


Wine Harlots said...

Great idea!
This brought happy memories, I was in Northern Italy in December and it was raddichio season -- every meal there was a new raddichio dish, especially loved the raddichio rissotto.

And Live said...

Now I'm trying to think of a vegan version so my SO can have some.. This looks amazing!

Karen said...

This makes me hungry!

The Chubby Vegetarian said...

SS, I think using avocado in place of the cheese would work nicely.

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