Smoked Salmon, Peruvian Avocado, Blue Cheese, and Mixed Greens Salad
To make the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, honey, and soy sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
In a small skillet, heat the butter and sugar. When the mixture begins to darken and caramelize, add the apple and cook for 4 minutes. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the greens, avocado, smoked salmon, mushrooms, almonds, blue cheese, caramelized apples, and, if desired, rose petals. Toss lightly with the dressing and serve.
Difficulty level: medium
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 medium apple, peeled and coarsely chopped
3 cups mixed greens
1 Peruvian avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced
1/2 pound smoked salmon
1/2 pound mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
½ cup sliced and toasted almonds
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1 cup red rose petals (optional)