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 each: 306 calories, 30g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 358mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g 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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taylorcorey1 User ID: 8191424 220225
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

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

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Ceege User ID: 730520 216234
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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J. Roberts User ID: 5306091 215974
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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brendabeans User ID: 3816474 211417
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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mimimow31 User ID: 3559767 128143
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"fun & delicious!"

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Motorhomegal User ID: 2005041 188809
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"I agree with you, Kassandra....I think the glass looks lovely.  As for the tequila suggestion, here is a salad dressing using it that is GOOD ENOUGH TO DRINK !  My all-time favorite !  The cilantro cubes are available from Knorr in the Mexican section of your grocery store. Small, square box of probably twenty or thirty for about a dollar.

TEQUILA – LIME DRESSING
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons tequila
1/4 cup olive oil
¼ tsp garlic powder
1 cilantro cube
¼ tsp jalapeno flakes
Put all in a small blender or Bullet and hit the button !"

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miller.kassandra User ID: 6432138 119642
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"I'm sure the salt-rimmed martini glass is just for a special effect - it probably has nothing to do with the glass I think it's an attractive display..... (Not sure tequila would taste good in a dressing)"

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miller.kassandra User ID: 6432138 109483
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"I'm sure the salt-rimmed martini glass is just for a special effect - it probably has nothing to do with the glass I think it's an attractive display....."

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Willom User ID: 5729307 103115
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"I like the concept, but I'm not sure as I've ever had a martini in a salt-rimmed glass. A margarita, yes, but not a martini. Perhaps using tequila instead of vodka would remedy the misnomer."

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