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cumin and lemon dressed green salad


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This is one of my most popular salad dressings.  Feel free to use it on any of your other salads as well.


Yield: 16-18 appetizer sized portions

Rating: Easy and delicious!


Salad ingredients:

2 types of lettuce greens, medium pieces (fresh arugula, chopped romaine, watercress, mache, green or red leaf…. You get the idea)

1 handful mint, rough chop (I like large pieces)

4 Persian/Israeli style cucumbers, peeled and sliced into rounds

1 avocado, diced


Dressing ingredients:

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 clove garlic, chopped (or 2 cubes frozen)

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil



To make the dressing whisk together the mustard, lemon juice, cumin, salt and garlic in a small bowl.  Slowly whisk in the oil, drop by drop, until it is fully incorporated.


When you are ready to serve, arrange your 2 types of lettuce, mint, cucumbers, and avocado in a salad bowl/platter bowl type thing.  I like to compartmentalize the greens for a pretty display (almost like a salad nicoise.  Pour the dressing over and mix in front of your guests.


Plan Ahead:

Your dressing has a shelf life of 10 days in the fridge.  So you can make it as far in advance as the full ten days if you need.  The greens need to be cut the day of serving.

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