KALE/CHARD SALAD WITH SMOKED CHILI MINT VINAIGRETTE

This is an attempt to imitate a yummy creation by Central Market

Salad Ingredients:

  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Red Onion
  • Golden Raisins
  • Pecans
  • Shaved/Shredded Carrots
  • Fresh Clementine or Orange Slices
  • Fresh Mint

Smoked Chili Mint Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar (may substitute White Vinegar)
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp White Cooking Wine
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 tsp Minced Onions
  • 1/2 tsp Ketchup 
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Chipotle Pepper Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Xanthan Gum (optional)
  • 5-6 Chopped Mint Leaves

Stir the Xanthan Gum with the dressing's dry ingredients.
*Note, mixing an 1/8 tsp Xanthan Gum with the dry ingredients of any homemade salad dressing will prevent separation & help the dressing to stick to the lettuce. 

Mix in all remaining ingredients, except for the Olive Oil. 

Add the Olive Oil & mix well again. 

Immediately toss the salad with the dressing, before it has a chance to separate.