Red Jalapeno "Texas" Salad with melted Goat Cheese

Recipe courtesy Kristin Lyles
TOTAL TIME: 27 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 7 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

FOR THE SALAD:
      FOR THE DRESSING:
      • 1/4 cup canola oil
      • 1/4 cup olive oil
      • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves
      • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
      • 1 red jalapeno, seeded and diced
      • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
      FOR THE SALAD:
      • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted right before serving
      • Lime wedges
      FOR THE DRESSING:
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          Directions

          Drop the garlic, shallots, Worcestershire, pepper sauce, vinegar and water into a blender, and puree until smooth. Add additional water if too thick. Slowly add first the canola oil, then the olive oil until the dressing has emulsified. If too thick, add additional water. Pour into a bowl; add the cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno and mustard.

          Wash, dry and chop the lettuce into bite size pieces. Toss lettuce with dressing to coat. Cook's Note: You may have extra dressing. Crumble the Goat Cheese over the salad.

          Now, toast your pine nuts, and while still hot add to the salad. This will melt the goat cheese and create a creamy spicy salad!

          Serve with lime wedges.

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