1 cup Brussels Sprouts, chopped
1 cup Cabbage, chopped fine
1/2 cup Kale, chopped fine
1 cup Spinach, chopped
2 cups Gourmet Salad Blend Lettuce
1/2 cup Pecans
1/2 cup Dried Cranberries or Dried Cherries
1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese
-Lovely add on ingredients are crumbled Bacon, sliced Radish, finely sliced Onion, Feta Cheese, Pine Nuts…options are endless!
In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients, set aside.
Warm Honey Vinaigrette
Over low heat, combine:
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar (or substitute vinegar of choice; Pear Vinegar is particularly delicious)
2/3 cup Local Honey
2 tablespoons Toasted Sesame Seeds
Add a dash or two each of coarse salt, black pepper, onion powder, nutmeg, and cayenne powder
Heating this mixture over low heat ensures that all ingredients meld gently. We want to just to heat it, not cook it.
Stir continuously with a whisk until thoroughly warmed, and any sugar granules in the honey are dissolved. Remove from heat for 5 minutes, then pour carefully over salad ingredients.
This salad is AMAZING, and even tastes better cold, after all the flavors combine. But good luck! It probably won’t last that long. It’s delicious by itself or paired with pan seared pork cutlets or flank steak.