Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

...Casual dining...ulterior motives...subterfuge! The salad dressing was found on www.michaelsrestaurancom. with a few changes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chianti Vinaigrette: In a heavy-bottomed pot, heat and reduce the Chianti to 1/4 of its volume.
  2. Pour into a mixing bowl; whisk in the vegetable stock and vinegar.
  3. Add sugar, garlic, shallots, parsley, salt, and pepper. Let steep for 30 minutes. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  4. Salad: Divide and arrange the mezclun on two salad plates.
  5. Top with the remaining salad ingredients.
  6. Drizzle with the vinaigrette. Garnish with the fresh basil.
  7. Preparation time does not include roasting the bell pepper or preparing the vinaigrette.


Most Helpful

I loved this, just great. The Chianti vinaigrette is a mix of really good flavors and the wine gives it a almost fruity overtone, though not sweet. I liked the combination of vegetables in this, too. Thanks for posting this, it's a keeper.

Queen Dragon Mom October 06, 2007

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