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Spectacular Dirty Martini Salad Recipe
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Spectacular Dirty Martini Salad Recipe

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I like to dress up simple greens with a unique olive dressing. Serving the salad in martini glasses and the dressing in a shot glass makes for a fun presentation.—Pamela Clark, Bonaire, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium lemon
  • 8 pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 8 frilled toothpicks
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 packages (5 ounces each) spring mix salad greens
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 shallot, halved
  • 6 pimiento-stuffed olives plus 1/4 cup juice from the jar, divided
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vodka or additional white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1 salad with 3 tablespoons dressing (calculated without salt) equals 306 calories, 30 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 358 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut lemon in half lengthwise; cut one half into eight thin wedges. Thread olives and lemon wedges onto toothpicks for garnishes; set aside.
  2. Using the lemon half, moisten the rims of eight large cocktail glasses. Sprinkle salt on a plate; hold glasses upside down and dip rims into salt. Divide the salad greens, tomatoes, onion and sliced olives among prepared glasses. Top each with a prepared toothpick.
  3. In a food processor, combine shallot and olives; cover and process until finely chopped. Add the vinegar, vodka, olive juice and lemon juice; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Divide among eight shot glasses; serve with salads. Yield: 8 servings.
To Make Ahead: Prepare salad dressing up to a week in advance; mix well before serving. Prepare cocktail glasses and garnishes before guests arrive; cover and refrigerate garnishes until serving.
Originally published as Spectacular Dirty Martini Salad in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p61

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"Huge hit at my Super Bowl Party!! So very cute. Made it just like the picture!"

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"@ J. Roberts. It states in recipe to sub an extra 1/4 cup white wine vinegar if you do not wish to use the vodka. Simply use a full 1/2 cup of the vinegar and skip the vodka.

I plan on making these for a New Years party we will attend. They look fantastic."

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"Sounds great, very pretty, but what could I substitute the alcohol with, for those who don't partake?"

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"I think salt and pepper the rim....Course grind that would give it a cool dirty look...cant wait to make this thanks!"

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"fun & delicious!"

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