Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine
Salad of Mesclun Greens with Dried Cranberries, Mascarpone Dumplings and Champagne Vinaigrette
Total:
20 min
Prep:
20 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
20 min
Prep:
20 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

For the dumplings and salad:
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 4 cups cleaned loosely packed greens (such as romaine, red and green leaf lettuce, radicchio, frissee)
  • 4 cups cleaned loosely packed greens (such as romaine, red and green leaf lettuce, radicchio, frissee) 
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried cranberries
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in 1/2
For the Champagne vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup Champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Champagne
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1 cup grapeseed oil

Directions

For the dumplings and salad:

Mix goat cheese, mascarpone and chives in a bowl. Roll into small "dumplings" and set aside at room temperature.

For the Champagne Vinaigrette:

Make vinaigrette by mixing together vinegar, Champagne, vanilla, chives, salt, and pepper, in a small bowl. Add oil in a slow stream by whisking constantly.

Cut or shred greens into 1/2-inch wide pieces. Combine cheese dumplings, greens, cranberries, and tomatoes and toss with enough vinaigrette to coat.

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