I hope you love this stacked salad as much as I do. The tangy dressing with the chewy cranberries and the crunchy fresh butter leaf lettuce makes this the perfect refreshing salad. Whenever I serve this salad, it’s always hit.
Stacked Butterleaf Salad Tower with Roasted Cauliflower in a Cranberry Vinaigrette
Servings: 4 people
- 1 qt saucepan
- 1 mason jar
- parchment paper
- 1 large salad bowl
- 1 salad tongs
- 1 large serving plate
- 1/3 cup balsmic vinegar
- 2 tbsp cranberry juice
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup olive oil for dressing
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 small head of cauliflower
- 1/4 cup avocado oil for roasting cauliflower
- 2 heads butter lettuce
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes yellow or red
- 4 tbsp crushed pecans
- 1 balsamic glaze optional
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- The DressingCombine vinegar, cranberry juice and half of the cranberries in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Let it simmer for about 3 minutes, or until it starts to get syrupy.
- Pour into a Mason jar. Let it cool for 2 minutes. Add olive oil and salt. Shake well.
- The CauliflowerPreheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare your baking sheet with eco-friendly parchment paper.
- Clean your cauliflower and cut off individual flowers. You want nice hearty chunks. Make sure to pat them dry with a towel so they roast beautifully. Add them to the baking sheet. Drizzle the cauliflower with avocado oil and shake the baking sheet to cover all sides of the cauliflower.
- Roast until the tops are golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Use your tongs to turn the pieces and continue roasting until tender.
- The Salad TowerGently wash the lettuce leaves and pat them dry. Slice the tomatoes in half.
- Use a large serving plate to present your salad. Begin the salad stack with two layers of lettuce, using the largest leaves. Add a few cauliflower pieces, tomatoes, dried cranberries and pecans. Drizzle some dressing. Layer on more lettuce and continue until you're done stacking all the ingredients. Stack the lettuce from the largest pieces to the smallest to create your tower. Finish with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
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