RECIPE: Summer Breeze Salad from Drake’s Place

RECIPE: Summer Breeze Salad from Drake’s Place

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Special Request Drake's Place Summer Breeze salad for publication 7-1-2020

The Summer Breeze salad from Drake’s Place marries the sweet flavors of strawberries and mandarin oranges, a zippy spring mix of baby lettuces and greens, cheeses, and walnuts to create an interesting mélange of flavors and textures. Photo by Pat Eby

Yield: 3 large servings

10 cups spring mix to include tender baby lettuce, spinach, arugula, red leaf romaine, frisee, red oak leaf and green mustard mizuna

¼ cup shredded cheese mix of provolone, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese

½ cup sliced strawberries, tops removed, sliced across the berry 3/16 wide

¼ cup well-drained canned mandarin orange pieces

¼ cup roughly chopped walnuts or walnut pieces

6 tablespoons salad dressing of your choice or to taste

Notes: For the test we used Organic Girl Spring Mix augmented with arugula and baby spinach.

• At Drake’s Place, the most popular dressing for this salad, and for any salad served there, is Drake’s Signature House dressing, a creamy dressing with a hint of celery and a pleasantly peppery pop. You can buy Drake’s dressing at the restaurant. The owners are developing it for retail sales. For the test, we used Ken’s Lite Caesar with a little added lemon juice for one serving, and Newman’s Own Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette for the other. Both dressings worked well.

1. Divide washed and well-dried greens equally on each plate.

2. Scatter with cheese shreds.

3. Place strawberries and mandarin oranges in a pleasing pattern on each place.

4. Sprinkle with walnuts, top with dressing, and serve.

Per serving: 198 calories; 15g fat; 3g saturated fat; 5mg cholesterol; 7g protein; 12g carbohydrate; 6g sugar; 4g fiber; 406mg sodium; 147mg calcium

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