Dried Fruit and Vegetable Salad with Maple Vinaigrette


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Recipe — Dried Fruit and Vegetable Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
6 portions
Metric Imperial

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1 parsnip, peeled
  • 1 beet, peeled
  • 1 Cortland apple, skin on, cored
  • 1 pear, skin on, cored
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons maple butter
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups mesclun
  • 1 cup blue cheese, crumbled

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 70 °C (150 °F).
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off ribbons of the vegetables.
  3. With a mandoline, thinly slice the fruit, then toss with the lemon juice (to prevent browning). Spread the vegetable ribbons and fruit slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Put in the oven for 8 to 12 hours to begin the drying process.
  5. Turn the oven off and leave fruits and vegetables to dry for 8 more hours in the oven. Store between sheets of parchment paper in a dry place for 2 weeks.

Vinaigrette

  1. The day you will serve the salad, prepare the vinaigrette.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple butter and vinegar.
  3. Add the shallot and mustard, season with salt and pepper, then pour in the olive oil in a steady stream, while whisking.
  4. Right before serving, divide the mesclun, blue cheese and dried fruits and vegetables among 6 plates and dress with the vinaigrette.

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