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What’s the difference between an everyday salad and an unforgettable one? The dressing. A great homemade dressing can be whisked together in minutes, costs almost nothing, and most keep for a couple of weeks in the fridge.
Mix & Match
Sure, tossed salads with a ton of veggies are delicious, but when it comes to putting together elegant options, less is more and five ingredients are plenty. Using this mix-and-match menu, pick one item from each category to assemble any number of gourmet creations to go with our dressings. (If you choose the Light Roquefort Dressing, omit any other cheese additions so the dressing’s blue cheese flavor can shine.)
Greens baby spinach arugula mesclun mix Belgian endive watercress
Fruit sliced pears orange segments dried fruit diced apples sliced peaches or nectarines
Nuts pecans almonds pine nuts hazelnuts walnuts
Cheese Swiss or Gruyère feta fresh mozzarella goat cheese Cheddar or Monterey Jack
Flavoring chopped chives chopped red onion minced garlic sliced green onions chopped shallots