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Yield
Serves : 12

Jose Garces says that this salad uses all of his favorite greens—romaine, arugula, frisée and watercress—in addition to crunchy apples and pears and creamy avocado. The crowning touch in the salad is Idiazábal cheese, a semifirm Spanish sheep's-milk cheese that has a rich, buttery flavor and a slight smokiness (it was traditionally aged in stone chimneys).    Chef Holiday Recipes Made Easy More Green Salads  

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a small bowl, mix the sherry vinegar with the shallot and thyme and let stand for 10 minutes. Whisk in the mustard, honey and olive oil and season the dressing with salt and pepper.

Step 2    

In a medium saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the green beans until they are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse the green beans under cold running water until they are cool; pat dry. Cut the green beans into 1/2-inch lengths.

Step 3    

In a large bowl, toss the green beans with the romaine hearts, watercress, frisée, arugula, apple, pear, avocado and Idiazábal cheese. Toss the salad with the dressing and season with salt and pepper. Serve the salad at once.

Make Ahead

The dressing can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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