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Tucci Benucch Restaurant Large Tuscan Dinner Salad

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Ingredients

Salad

  • 16 cups mesculin greens
  • 2 1/2 cups bruschetta bread cubes
  • 6 ounces bruschetta tomatoes
  • 6 ounces cucumber, sliced
  • 24 total Kalamata olives
  • 6 ounces gorgonzola cheese

Creamy Garlic Dressing

  • 32 ounces mayonnaise
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of garlic puree
  • 1/3 cup roasted garlic puree *
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 splashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar

* There is a difference between the types of garlic purees. One is roasted, the other is not.

Instructions

  1. Salad: Toss ingredients together, serve in 12-inch pasta bowl or on a dinner plate.
  2. Creamy Garlic Dressing: Put all ingredients for dressing into a bowl, mix well with a stick blender and serve over salad.

Source: ABC News 7, Chicago, July 30, 2001