Peppery Cream Cheese Salad
Submitted by Gillan Ludlow
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
3 ounces cream cheese
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 cup green or red seedless grapes
1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
4 cups coarsely torn salad greens
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup oil
2 1/2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 teaspoon grated orange rind
Press all sides of cream cheese into orange rind. Cut the cream cheese into 1/2-inch cubes. Slice the grapes in half.
Place salad green son a large platter or in a salad bowl. Place cream cheese cubes and grapes on lettuce. Sprinkle with almonds.
In a blender, combine egg yolk, vinegar, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Slowly drizzle the oil into the running blender; the dressing will thicken. Add orange juice and rind.
Toss salad with dressing and serve chilled.