Mixed Greens with Blue Cheese and Champagne Vinaigrette

  • Yield: 8 servings


Champagne Vinaigrette:
2tablespoons champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
1tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2cup bottled clam juice
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/3 canola oil
1/3cup honey
1/2teaspoon salt
12cups mixed baby greens or spring mix
1cup Spiced Pecans (see recipe)
1cup dried cranberries
1/2cup crumbled bleu cheese
Freshly ground black pepper


  1. To prepare vinaigrette, place champagne vinegar, Dijon mustard, clam juice and garlic in a blender and purée until smooth. Slowly add oil, blending until smooth. Add honey and salt; blend well.
  2. To prepare salad, place lettuce in a large salad bowl. Add Spiced Pecans, cranberries and bleu cheese. Toss well. Drizzle with 1/2 cup Champagne Vinaigrette. (You’ll have vinaigrette left over). Add pepper. Toss.

Recipe by Doug Hosford.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 320
  • Fat 23
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 420mg
  • Carbohydrate 29g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 4g