This is the PERFECT summer salad. Raspberries are in season and at their cheapest right now, so it’s a great time to throw them into a salad and make a dressing with them, BOTH of which this recipe contains.
Before I share the recipe, let me tell you of my love for Brie. I LOVE it. So much(you too, Honey! I know you read this blog.).
I was most upset to find that pregnancy rules out the eating of many soft-ripened cheeses(because most are made with unpasteurized milk), my beloved brie being one of them.
I was at Costco the other day and found myself looking at their assortment of brie’s, wishing one could be mine. THEN, I actually read the label and found that 3 of their brands of brie were made with PASTEURIZED MILK. Yes. I was quite put out that I have spent the last 3 months avoiding brie at all costs when I could have gone through 3 rounds by now.
So I am making up for missed cheese consumption and this salad is one of the ways I am doing it.
Enjoy! This recipe is very simple, so ingredient amounts will just be estimated.
- 1 c. Fresh Raspberries, washed
- 1/4 c. Olive Oil
- 1/4 c. Canola Oil
- 1/4 c. Raspberry Vinegar
- 1 T. Lemon Juice
- 1/2 t. Dijon Mustard
- 1/4 c. Sugar (will need to add more to taste)
For the dressing, place all ingredients in a small food processor. Blend until the mixture is completely emulsified. At this point, taste the dressing and add more sugar, if needed(I added orange blossom honey…a LOT of orange blossom honey, and it was fantastic).
Once the dressing seasoning is adjusted to your taste, strain through a small sieve to remove the raspberry seeds and store in the fridge until ready to use.
- Baby Spring Greens, washed(Costco and Sam’s sell bulk containers for cheeeeep.)
- Fresh Raspberries, washed
- Brie, sliced into long strips, cubes, whatever you like. De-rind if you prefer it that way.
- Chicken, grilled or pan-fried(Season generously with salt and pepper!!) and sliced into strips.
For the salad, simply pile the desired amount of each ingredient on dinner plates, making sure all the ingredients are well distributed. Make sure the chicken in HOT! It will make the brie all gooey and melty. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and serve.
*This salad is also great served with a blueberry compote in place of the raspberries and dressing. Try is sometime!
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