Chopped Green Salad with Chive Vinaigrette
 
Ingredients
Chopped Green Salad
  • 1 head of lettuce, Boston, bibb, red or green leaf lettuces, coarsely chopped (approx. 5-6 cups)
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped (include celery heart leaves)
  • 2-4 tablespoons chives, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cucumber, chopped (I like English cucumbers here)
  • 1 avocado, peeled, cored and chopped (see my tutorial on how to prepare an avocado)
Chive Vinaigrette
  • ¼ cup chives, minces
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons honey (or 1½ teaspoon blue agave nectar)
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Instructions
Salad
  1. Combine all ingredients and drizzle with Chive Vinaigrette.
  2. Toss to coat and season with salt and pepper.
Vinaigrette
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients except oil. Slowly add the oil, whisking vigorously, until the vinaigrette is emulsified (well blended).
  2. Vinaigrette will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. If you add fresh chives to small amounts of the dressing right before you use it, the dressing base will last longer.
Recipe by Faithful Provisions at http://faithfulprovisions.com/chopped-green-salad-with-chive-vinaigrette/