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Mixed Salad Greens with Garlic-Ginger Vinaigrette

Yield 12 servings


  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 12 cups gourmet mixed salad greens
  • 1 head radicchio, separated into leaves
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber, sliced

How to Make It

  1. Grind first 4 ingredients to a paste with a mortar and pestle. Whisk together garlic mixture, wine, vinegar, and oil. Let stand 2 to 3 hours to blend flavors.

  2. Toss together salad greens and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss gently.

  3. Note: To make salad dressing in a blender, process first 6 ingredients until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Turn blender on high; gradually add oil in a slow, steady stream until blended.