"The herbes de Provence in this dish dress up what is actually a very simple salad."
Kay Plahutnik, 62, Surprise, Ariz.
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 cups sliced white mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon herbes de Provence
1/4 cup port wine
1 12-oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and halved or quartered
1/3 cup pitted olives, sliced
Salt and pepper
5 ounces baby spinach
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 1/2 ounces Monterey Jack, cut into small cubes
How to Make It
In a small bowl, whisk vinegar and Dijon. Slowly whisk in 3 Tbsp. olive oil.
Melt butter with remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they release their liquid, about 4 minutes. Add herbs and port; cook until wine evaporates, stirring occasionally.
Add artichokes and olives to skillet. Cook, stirring, until warm, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat and season with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, toss spinach with vinaigrette and divide among plates. Spoon artichoke mixture on top; sprinkle with tomatoes and cheese.