Hi all– I love this bright, happy salad, perfect for dinner out on the picnic table. But the best part is the dressing. This recipe started when I picked up Ani for lunch at her office in San Francisco this week, we landed at a little sidewalk shop for especially yummy salad/sandwiches. So this is my attempt to copy the luscious dressing on that salad. I think it came out just fine.
red leaf lettuce
1/3 cup olive oil
1/6 cup white balsamic vinegar
2 tab. apricot jam
1 tsp. seeded brown mustard (with lots of seeds!)
2 tab. pumpkin seeds (or more if you love them like I do)
Layer the fruit and avocado on a platter over the torn up lettuce. Then shake up all the dressing ingredients in a jar until it emulsifies. Pour it over the salad just before serving.