Native American Recipes

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Cactus and Pinenut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette


1/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped red onion
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup vegetable oil
10 cups mixed baby greens
1 cup nopales, thinly sliced
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted

Puree cranberries in processor until smooth. Add vinegar, onion, sugar and mustard and process until well blended. With processor running, gradually add oil and process until well blended. Transfer to medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill. Bring to room temperature and whisk before using.) Combine greens and nopales in large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Serve, passing remaining dressing separately.

Contributor: Burning Tree Native Grill

Yield: serves 6.

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