Greens with Black Cherry Dressing

In this salad, you'll taste a delicious marriage of flavors as candied nuts, crisp bacon, and Parmesan cheese are tossed with greens and dressed in a wine vinaigrette. For the dressing, look for a Pinot Noir whose label boasts notes of black cherry. Then serve the same bottle to start off the meal.


6 to 8 servings

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Oxmoor House


1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons Pinot Noir
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 small shallot, minced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
6 to 8 cups mixed salad greens
1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
6 slices bacon, cooked and coarsely crumbled
Freshly shaved Parmesan cheese


Combine first 8 ingredients in a jar. Cover tightly and shake vigorously until blended. Toss greens, mushrooms, and bacon in a salad bowl. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently. Sprinkle with Candied Walnuts and Parmesan cheese.

Christmas with Southern Living 2000,

Oxmoor House

January 2000
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