Individual Salad Cups with Rhubarb Vinaigrette are perfect for entertaining, whether you're having a family picnic, throwing a wedding shower, or hosting a spring brunch. But make a few extra to keep the fridge for healthy snacking, too.
Servings: 8salad cups
6Tbspfresh rhubarb pureerecipe below
4Tbspchampagne vinegaror other mild white vinegar
2tspDijon mustardI used whole grain
4-6Tbspmild olive oil
pinchof salt and black pepper
8plastic tumblersthe kind that flare out, not the straight ones (mine were 10 oz)
1head green endive
1head purple or red endive
1yellow bell pepper
1red bell pepper
about 16 green beans
16snap or snow peas
about 24 small multicolored cherry tomatoes
fresh basil and/or thyme leaves for garnish
To make rhubarb puree, wash and trim the ends off of several stalks of rhubarb. Cut them in 1 inch pieces.
Put the rhubarb into a saucepan and add a splash of water. Bring up to a boil, turn down the heat, and summer it for about 5-10 minutes until the rhubarb softens. Add a little bit of extra water if it runs dry.
Let the mixture cool a bit and then puree in a small food processor. Measure out 6 tablespoons for the dressing recipe.
To make the Rhubarb Vinaigrette put all the ingredients in a small food processor and blend until creamy. Taste and adjust any of the ingredients to your liking. Refrigerate until needed.
When ready to assemble the cups, spoon 2 tablespoons of the dressing into the bottom of each cup.
Trim the ends off the endive and carefully separate the leaves. You will need about 3 leaves per cup. Trim the leaves as necessary, from the bottom end, so that they extend an inch or so above the rim of the cup, as shown in the photos.
Cut the bell peppers and carrots into thin strips and layer them into the cups, along with the trimmed green beans, pea pods, and scallions.
Thread 3 tomatoes onto each skewer and add it. Finish with the radish and herbs for garnish.
The cups should be full but not crowded. Assemble just before serving.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/individual-salad-cups-with-rhubarb-vinaigrette/ April 23, 2015