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    My Favorite Color is Purple Salad

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    15 mins

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    Cookgirl's Note:

    Inspired by a stroll through the produce stands at our local farmers' market. If purple isn't your favorite color, choose another: orange, green, red, etc. Purple beets or the delicious Peruvian purple potatoes, roasted, are another suggestion for this salad... The vinaigrette I found online from an Oregon source: Hood River, Oregon to be precise, along the lovely Columbia River Gorge! Be sure your ingredients for this recipe are very fresh! Eggplant is NOT allowed within fifty feet of this salad.

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    Ingredients:

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    Salad

    • 1 head purple cauliflower, lightly blanched, cut up into bite size pieces
    • 1 purple bell pepper, seeded, membrane removed, thinly sliced
    • 1 cup red cabbage, coarsely shredded
    • 2 purple carrots, NOT peeled, sliced on the diagonal
    • 1 purple tomato, cut into thin wedges
    • 1 small red onions, peeled and diced or 1/2 cup purple scallion, sliced
    • 3/4 cup whole blueberries (grapes cut in half) or 3/4 cup red seedless grapes (grapes cut in half)
    • 3 tablespoons thai purple basil (I used a combination of both herbs) or 2 tablespoons fresh purple sage, chiffonade (I used a combination of both herbs)
    • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped

    Raspberry Lavender Vinaigrette

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Dressing: (Best prepared at least 1 hour in advance of serving salad.) To prepare the vinaigrette, combine all of the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake until blended. Taste and adjust seasonings.
    2. 2
      Salad: Arrange the vegetables artfully on a salad platter lined with the romaine lettuce.
    3. 3
      Serve raspberry-lavender vinaigrette on the side.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 08, 2010

      55

      I made this using straberry vinegar instead of raspberry and to dress it up I left a flowered stem in the bottle. It was beautiful and delicious A new favorite.

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    Nutritional Facts for My Favorite Color is Purple Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (198 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 317.2
     
    Calories from Fat 249
    78%
    Total Fat 27.6 g
    42%
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    19%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 39.8 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.9 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
    22%
    Sugars 7.5 g
    30%
    Protein 2.9 g
    5%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    purple cauliflower

    purple bell peppers

    purple tomatoes

    raspberry vinegar

    lavender flowers

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