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Melissa Dallas

Palomino's Chop Chop Salad

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Posted to Thread #20707 at 12:56 am on Oct 19, 2011

Just love this. One of my favorite salads ever.

Palomino Chop Chop Salad
6 ounces (about 3 cups) romaine hearts, julienned
4 leaves fresh basil, julienned
2 ounces (about 1/3 cup) provolone cheese, cubed
1 ounce (about 3 tablespoons) whole garbanzo beans
1 ounce salami, julienned
2 ounces smoked turkey breast, in 1/2-inch pieces
2 ounces (about 1/3 cup) diced tomato
Garnish:
Pinch grated Parmesan cheese
Pepper to taste
2 basil sprigs
Dressing:
1 egg yolk (pasteurized if worried about raw egg)
3 ounces balsamic vinegar
1 roasted garlic clove, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 ounce olive oil

To make dressing: Whip yolks to a froth. Add vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Continue to whip until mixture is "tight," or very well-combined. (Or, place yolks in blender and blend for 2-3 minutes.) Add other ingredients and blend 2-3 minutes longer. Drizzle in oil and continue to whip or blend until emulsified.
Makes 1/2 cup.
To assemble salad: Combine salad ingredients, reserving half the tomatoes for garnish. Toss with dressing. Garnish with remaining tomatoes, Parmesan, pepper and basil sprig. Serves 2.
Approximate nutritional information, per serving (not including salt to taste): 340 calories, 25 g total fat, 8 g saturated fat, 125 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 12 g protein, 19 g carbohydrate.*


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