Henne Garden Salad Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Henne Garden Salad


Showing that smoking isn’t just for meat and fish, Paul Cunningham’s signature salad pairs seasonal vegetables with smoky onions. Feel free to use your own local, seasonal vegetables.

  • 4Servings


Smoked Onions

  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. sherry vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 stick (4 oz.) salted butter
  • 3 large onions, halved and thinly sliced (7 cups)


  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut oil
  • 11/2 tsp. creme fraiche


  • 2 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, crushed


1 | To make Smoked Onions: Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.Add onions and garlic, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 45 minutes, or until onions are dark brown and almost falling apart. Transfer to heat-proof bowl.

2 | Line wok with heavy-duty foil, spread wood chips on foil, and place wire rack over top. Cover wok with lid or piece of foil, and heat over medium-low heat until wood chips begin to smoke. Place bowl of onions on rack, and tightly cover wok. Smoke onions 5 to 7 minutes. Remove wok from heat, and let onions cool inside wok. Stir in vinegar and sugar, and season with salt, if desired.

3 | To make Dressing: Whisk together vinegar, crème fraîche, and mustard in bowl. Whisk in olive and hazelnut oils, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

4 | To make Salad: Toss greens and arugula with 2 Tbs. Dressing in bowl.

5 | Spread 2 Tbs. Smoked Onions in center of each plate. Top with greens, tomatoes, radishes, apple, and hazelnuts. Drizzle with more Dressing, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: per serving
  • Calories: 403
  • Carbohydrate Content: 28 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 61 mg
  • Fat Content: 32 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 15 g
  • Sodium Content: 196 mg
  • Sugar Content: 15 g