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Shaved Fall Vegetable Salad With Southern Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe
By Chad Houser at Cafe Momentum
- 12 Cups Shaved Crunchy Raw Vegetables (such as cauliflower, fennel, turnips, radishes, beets, and acorn squash)
- 1 Cup Coarsely Chopped Fresh Herbs (such as mint, basil, and tarragon)
- 3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
- ⅓ Cup Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper To Taste
Toss shaved vegetables and herbs in a bowl to mix them thoroughly.
In a separate bowl, combine the vinegar, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper using a whisk.
Continue to whisk the ingredients while slowly pouring in the olive oil so that the vinaigrette emulsifies while you are whisking.
Once the olive oil is completely combined with the other ingredients, pour the dressing over the vegetable herb mixture.
Gently toss everything together so that all ingredients are evenly coated with the vinaigrette.
Divide the salad onto four plates and serve.