Salade Verte with Sliced Turnips

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Classic Vinaigrette
Serves: Yield about ½ cup
The French are known to serve the salad course after the main course as a palate cleanser as well as a way to reduce heartburn and indigestion after a hearty entrée. This recipe is from the cookbook, Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant. Mesclun mix (this is a combination of wild and cultivated greens; lettuces, endive, escarole, chicory, arugula, dandelion greens, watercress, purslane, lamb’s-quarter, sorrel, spinach, and fresh herbs.)
  • 1 turnip, scrubbed and thinly sliced (this is not in the original recipe, but as a tribute to the movie, War Horse, I’ve included it in the salad.)
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar, cider vinegar, or fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. Combine the vinegar or lemon juice, mustard, salt and black pepper in a bowl or blender.
  2. Whisk or puree as you slowly drizzle in the oil.
  3. Combine sliced turnips and mesclun mix.
  4. Pour dressing over greens and toss.


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