Ruth's Chris Chop Salad


iceberg lettuce finely chopped

crisp bacon crumbled

fresh spinach chopped

radicchio (not too much) chopped

hearts of palm chopped

green olives chopped

red onion chopped

hard cooked egg chopped

fresh mushrooms chopped

crumbled bleu cheese (not too much)

croutons crushed

Lemon Basil Dressing

fried onion rings canned


Combine all chopped ingredients with Lemon Basil dressing. Pack lightly into a cylindrical mould, such as a can or plastic container. Upend on salad plate and garnish with fried onion rings and cherry tomatoes.

Lemon Basil Dressing:

2 tablespoons Pommery mustard
freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
16 basil leaves, very thinly sliced
coarse salt, to taste
freshly ground pepper, to taste

Combine in a small jar; cover, and shake well. For a creamier texture, mix in a blender.