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Pacific Garden Salad recipe

A California-style fruit salad served witha spicy basil and mustard vinaigrette.

Recipe: Pacific Garden Salad

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or 2 teaspoons dried basilleaves
1 tablespoon hot-sweet mustard
1 large clove garlic, mincedSalt and pepper, to taste
1 small head iceberg lettuce cut into 8 wedges
8 fresh apricots, halved and pits removed
1 pint basket fresh strawberries
1 cantaloupe, seeded, sliced and rind removed
1/2 cup natural pistachios, shelled and chopped

  • To make Vinaigrette: In bowl whisk oil,vinegar, basil, mustard and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  • To assemble salad, on individual servingplates (or on platter) arrange remaining ingredients, dividingequally. Serve vinaigrette on the side.

    Makes 4 servings.

    Recipe provided courtesy California StrawberryCommission. ©2003 California Strawberry Commission. Allrights reserved. Used with permission.

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