This fantastic salad gets a boost of flavor from a toasty roasted sweet onion and garlic dressing. Slideshow: More Delicious Salads 

Shaun Doty
September 2013

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© Con Poulos

Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr 15 mins
Yield:
4 to 6
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Ingredients

Dressing
Salad

Directions

make the dressing
  • Preheat the oven to 425°. Wrap the garlic cloves in foil and set on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush the onions with oil and arrange on the baking sheet. Bake for about 1 hour, until the onions and garlic are lightly charred and soft. Let cool.

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  • Peel the garlic and transfer the cloves to a blender. Add the onions, cider vinegar and lemon juice and puree until smooth. With the blender on, gradually add the 1 1/4 cups of vegetable oil until incorporated. Season the dressing with salt and pepper.

make the salad
  • In a large bowl, toss the lettuces with 1/2 cup of the dressing and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl or platter. Arrange the remaining ingredients on top and serve, passing the remaining dressing at the table.

Make Ahead

The onion dressing can be refrigerated for up to 4 days.

Suggested Pairing

Medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc has enough heft to go with ingredients like bacon and eggs and enough brightness to stand up to vinegary dressings. Pour a Sancerre.

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