Unconstructed Farmer’s Market Cobb Salad

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Loaded with farmer’s market lettuces, this is the freshest and easiest salad you can make!

Make this dish after your first farmer’s market visit of the season when lettuces of all types are bursting out of the ground and fresh as can be.

Layered rows look “uber” colorful on a large platter and all of the fixins’ are perfect for a variety of eaters who want to pick their favorites. Sweet onion-roasted garlic lemon dressing tops it all off and let’s the freshness of all the ingredients shine!

Cobb Salad
Variety of farmer’s market lettuces including: butter bib, romaine, red leaf, asian mustard greens, spinach, kale, micro greens
Radishes, sliced thin
Garbanzo beans
Corn, kernels off the cob and cooked
Grape tomatoes, red and yellow
Uncured applewood bacon, cooked and crumbled
Celery, chopped
Pecans
Eggs, hardboiled and sliced

Optional ingredients:
Shredded chicken
Firm tofu
White cannelloni beans
Cranberries
Avocados
Apples
Almonds

On a large platter, arranged ingredients in rows as desired. Serve with Sweet Onion-Roasted Garlic Lemon Dressing below (dressing on the side).

Sweet Onion-Roasted Garlic Lemon Dressing
1 sweet onion (such a vadalia), chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, roasted
3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
Juice of two lemons
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Roast whole garlic wrapped in foil in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, saute chopped onion in 2 Tablespoons olive oil till soft and translucent. Transfer to a blender and add other ingredients. Blend until emulsified.

 

 

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