05-31-12 *CDA News & Recipe* Let Us Enjoy Colorado Lettuce…
Posted by Brian Allmer on May 31, 2012
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado lettuce is featured in our Summer Pear Salad recipe.
Whether in your salad or on your burger, Colorado lettuce is a popular summer vegetable. Look for lettuce with crisp leaves that are not wilted and are free of brown spots. Lettuce is fat free, very low in sodium and high in the antioxidant Vitamin A.
Summer Pear Salad
Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., Executive Chef, Douglas County School District
Serves 8 people
1 Bag Mixed Field Greens
2 Cups Sun Dried Cherries or Cranberries, no added sweetener
1/2 Cup Roasted Pecan Pieces
2 Cups Blue Cheese Crumbles
Arrange the greens on 8 chilled salad plates. Peel, core and grill pears then slice and arrange on the salad. Top with the dried cherries or cranberries, roasted pecans and crumbled blue cheese. Serve with your choice of salad dressing such as a champagne vinaigrette or apple cider vinaigrette.
Visit www.coloradoagriculture.com for a complete list of recipes.