Watercress- Grape Salad with Creamy Cabernet Dressing

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Watercress- Grape Salad w/ Creamy Cabernet Dressing

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

LOVE this very different salad. Great greens and superb dressing too.

Ingredients:

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

SALAD:
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

Directions:

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.

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