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Pignolia, Hearts of Palm and Gorgonzola Salad


1/4 cup plus 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 ( 3/4-ounce) package Italian salad dressing mix
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil


1 large or 2 small heads red leaf lettuce
1/2 pound Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
3/4 cup pignolia nuts
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
2 medium carrots, grated
1 (14-ounce) can hearts of palm, drained, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 1/2 cups shredded red cabbage

In a 1-cup container, mix together all dressing ingredients. Cover tightly and shake. Store in refrigerator.

Wash, drain and tear lettuce; arrange in large salad bowl. Add cheese, nuts, mushrooms, carrots, palm and red cabbage. Toss salad with dressing just before serving.

Variations: Substitute Boston Bibb lettuce or baby mixed greens for red leaf lettuce. Add sliced, grilled chicken breast for a heartier salad.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

Joanne Redondo in "The Heart of Pittsburgh"

Thursday, June 10, 1999

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