This is a great little side dish that I found on the Food Network Canada website. I actually saw the episode on TV as well . The chef who prepared this dish is Chuck Hughes in the highly acclaimed show, "Chuck's Day Off".
This is a refreshing, palette-cleansing, healthy alternative to another other carb-y side and would go great with something super meaty. :)
Hope you guys enjoy and let me know how yours turned out, or if you have any other delicious alternatives.
Chuck's Green Salad
Handful of blanched green beans
Handful of arugula
Handful of nicoisse
Small handful of raw cabbage
8 endive leaves
1/2 Granny Smith apple
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
1 tablespoon red balsamic vinegar
500 mL canola oil
Make sure you give all your veg a good rinse.
Cut the English cucumber in half lengthwise. Leave the skin on - it adds loads of vitamins, great colour and a nice crunch. Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds, and then cut the cucumber into thin, two-inch sticks.
Toss in your blanched green beans. I like to leave them whole.
Shave a handful of fennel.
Slice your blanched asparagus into thin, 2-inch sticks.
Add a handful of arugula, and a handful of nicoisse or frisse lettuce.
Finely slice a small handful of raw cabbage.
Peel off 8 endive leaves - toss them in as they are.
Slice half a Granny Smith apple into thin 2-inch sticks.
Season with a good pinch of salt and ground pepper.
Whisk the Dijon, maple syrup, red balsamic vinegar and canola oil together.
Season to taste.
Season to taste.
Leftovers can be kept for a few days in a sealed jar in your fridge. Just be sure to give it a good shake before using.