I am always coming home from eating out and trying to recreate whatever fabulousness it was that I just ate. Do you ever do that? One of my favorite restaurants in Grand Rapids is Marie Catribs, for many, many reasons, far too many to count. This salad has been on the menu, I dare say, since the beginning. It’s called The Chev.
I don’t normally fix many salads, especially in the winter, salad seems like a summer food to me, but with this new eating plan of mine I’ve got to do it. I’ve got to make the SALADS!! I WANT TO make the COOKIES and eat the COOKIES but. Chicken butt. Could someone please make a kale power salad that tastes like a double chocolate chip cookie?
Please? Pretty please with chocolate chips on top.
OK, I’ve said my peace, now back to “the” salad. I order it every time I’m at Marie Catribs. I just can’t bring myself to order anything else. I love it! So I thought I had best not be holding back on my peeps any longer I need to share THE salad with you!
Chevre Roasted Vegetable Salad
- 3 cups Mixed Greens
- 1 1/2 cups Roasted Root Vegetables sweet potato, beets, red skin potato, parsnip, rutabaga, all or any combo you like
- 2/3 cup toasted Whole Walnuts
- 1 Green Onion cut into thin slices
- 1/2 cup crumbled Chevre goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons Balsamic Glaze no time to reduce balsamic vinegar? use it straight up!
- fresh cracked pepper
- Layer above ingredients on a plate or in a shallow bowl in order given. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and give it a few cracks of pepper grab a fork and enjoy!
balsamic glaze - reduction of balsamic vinegar
- place 1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar + 1 tablespoon honey in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Cook, while continually whisking to insure vinegar doesn't burn, for about 10 minutes until vinegar thickens, or reduces to about 1/2 of original or 3/4 cup.
Don’t let the balsamic glaze hold you back; any vinaigrette that has a balsamic vinegar base will work just fine as a dressing for this salad. I actually have used balsamic vinegar straight up many times.
I hope you get a chance to enjoy this salad with a warm cup of tea! (and a cookie!)
Have a great weekend, Sheila