Friday, April 21, 2017

Bobby Riggs' Famous Salad with Roquefort Dressing

Bobby Riggs' Famous Salad with Roquefort Dressing

For the Roquefort dressing:

2 tbsps. wine vinegar
Coarse salt, freshly ground pepper to taste
6 tbsps. salad oil
3 tbsps. crumbled Roquefort cheese
Few drops pressed garlic

Place wine vinegar in glass jar, add salt and pepper to taste, shake well. Add oil a little bit at a time, covering jar and shaking well after each addition (may be done in small bowl using a fork). Stir in Roquefort and garlic. Cover and chill thoroughly before using.

For the salad:

4 hearts of lettuce, washed and crisped
1 large beefsteak tomato, washed, cut in thin pieces
3 slices crisp bacon, drained on absorbent paper, then crumbled
2 hard-cooked eggs, peeled, cut in thin slices
1 tsp. minced scallion (or onion)
1 California avocado, peeled, cut in large pieces
Lemon juice

Arrange lettuce in large wooden salad bowl. Add tomato, bacon, eggs and scallion (or onion); toss lightly. Add a few drops of lemon juice to sliced avocado before adding to salad to prevent pieces from turning brown. Arrange avocado in bowl to make a pretty design. Shake dressing well before adding to salad. Use additional salt and pepper if necessary. Serve at once. Great with thin breadsticks and tall glasses of lemon-flavored tea. Serves 4.

Thoughts: Thin julienne strips of ham, chicken or cheese make a fine addition to the salad.

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