I needed a fruit and lettuce combo that has some pizzazz. The presentation is up to you. Certainly you don’t have to go through the effort of using a Mandoline for slicing.
This salad could be combined in a bowl with the dressing on the side.
This shall serve 6-8.
4 Heads of Belgian Endive, leaves separated and cleaned
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 Papaya, peeled, seeded & sliced
1 Pineapple, peeled, cored & sliced
1 English Cucumber, peeled, seeded and sliced
1 quart micro greens or shoots
Either individually plate the above or display in a large serving bowl. Refrigerate until service.
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
Juice from 1 lime
1 tsp fresh ginger
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup fresh mint, loose not packed
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, loose not packed
2 tbls honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp hot sauce
3/4 cup olive oil
Using a blender, combine the first 9 ingredients. While the blender is running, slowly add the oil. Blend to a slightly thick consistency.
Dress the salad and enjoy!