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Yum. Yuuuuum. Bok choy is the current salad obsession around here. It's got great crunch and a slight bite, a poor man's arugula. For a quick salad at lunch or a supper salad, I add whatever is on hand, some times veering toward more vegetables but more often to salad in the photograph with fruit (citrus is lovely, so are apples and pears), a crumbly cheese (a fresh cheese like goat cheese or a good blue or a creamy feta) and toasted walnuts. It's filling, it's satisfying. It makes for a great salad to share, even a supper salad.
For years and years, I've made really only one one favorite salad dressing recipe. Now there are two! This homemade creamy vinaigrette is it! Yes, it's made with cream. But for four side-salad servings, the dressing itself contributes only 18 calories. That's so do-able! And for one big serving, a substantial supper salad, the dressing only contributes 72 calories. Very do-able. This is definitely a good recipe to add to your arsenal of salad dressings, because you know, the goal is to Never Buy Salad Dressing Again!
"... the salad was so fresh and cool and crunchy ...." ~ Kirsten from Farm Fresh Feasts
"I made this for a party ... in my largest bowl and the bowl was empty after dinner. I kept getting comments on how yummy the salad was." ~ Eli's Lunchbox
BOK CHOY SALAD with CREAMY VINAIGRETTE
Time to table: depends on chosen ingredients
Serves 4 with generous side salads
HOMEMADE CREAMY VINAIGRETTE
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon rice vinegar (or lemon juice or another vinegar)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon good mustard
Salt & pepper to taste, just a touch
BOK CHOY SALAD
Bok choy, trimmed, chopped - 8 ounces
Chopped green onion - 1 or 2
Fresh goat cheese - 1 ounce
Toasted walnuts - 1 ounce
Fresh fruit - 1/2 apple, a tangerine, etc.
HOMEMADE CREAMY VINAIGRETTE Whisk the cream until pillowy, it helps to use a small whisk in a smaller bowl, with the bowl held at an angle. It takes a minute or two, just keep whisking! Whisk in vinegar, sugar and mustard. Taste and season, taste again.
BOK CHOY SALAD Toss bok choy and green onion with Homemade Creamy Vinaigrette, transfer into a salad bowl or onto individual salad plates. Top with cheese, nuts and fruit. Serve immediately.
ALANNA'S TIPS & KITCHEN NOTES
It would be easier to make the Vinaigrette if it called for more cream. But since it doesn't keep well, you do want to make only enough for the current meal.
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