This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Watercress Grape Salad with Creamy Cabernet Dressing
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
LOVE this very different salad. Great greens and superb dressing too.
CREAMY CABERNET DRESSING:
2 Tablespoons Cabernet Sauvignon
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 tablespoon minced shallots
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon sour cream
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 cups fresh watercress leaves, lightly packed (about 2 bunches)
2 heads Belgian endive, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 cups seedless red grapes, sliced in half
1 medium firm but ripe avocado, peeled, pitted & cubed
fresh ground pepper to taste
1. Prepare dressing: Whisk together wine, vinegar, mustard and shallots in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in oil, then sour cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Prepare salad: Place watercress, endive and grapes in a medium bowl and drizzle with dressing; toss well to coat, then lightly stir in avocado.
3. Transfer to salad plates and season with pepper.