Morton's the Steakhouse Chopped Salad With Hearts of Palm

Morton’s the Steakhouse Chopped Salad With Hearts of Palm

1 medium head iceberg lettuce, washed and dried
1 medium head romaine lettuce, washed and dried
10-12 frozen artichoke hearts or canned artichoke hearts (in brine, not marinated, about 12 ounces drained)
1 cup hearts of palm (about 12 ounces drained)
Morton’s the Steakhouse Chopped Salad With Hearts of Palm, Artichoke Hearts, & Blue Cheese.
1 avocado
6 ounces blue cheese, such as Saga, Maytag (1 cup) or gorgonzola, crumbled (1 cup)
12-14 slices cooked bacon, slices (crumbled, crisp-cooked bacon strips or equivalent amount of crisp real-bacon bits)
3/4 cup chopped hard-cooked eggs (2 large eggs, see Note)
3/4 cup finely minced red onions
3/4 cup seeded chopped plum tomatoes
Dijon Vinaigrette (use 3/4 cup)
2/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
3 1/2 tablespoons Italian salad dressing mix, such as Good Seasons (see Note)
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

To prepare vinaigrette: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the vinegar and 1/3
cup cup of water. Whisk the mustard and salad dressing mix until well mixed.
Add the olive oil and whisk until the dressing is emulsified. Let the
dressing rest for a few minutes before using so that the flavors can blend.

Refrigerate in a tightly-lidded glass or rigid plastic container for up to 7
days and whisk before using.

Note: If you use Good Seasons brand mix, two packets work well. To prepare
salad: Cut the iceberg and romaine lettuces into 1/2-inch squares.

Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Cut the artichoke hearts into eighths and
the hearts of palm into 1/4-inch-long pieces and add to the lettuce. Peel
the avocado and remove the pit. Cut the avocado into 1/2-inch cubes and add to the lettuce. Crumble the blue cheese over the salad. Sprinkle the bacon bits, chopped egg, onion, and tomato over the salad. Add the vinaigrette, toss well, and serve.

Note: To hard-cook eggs, put them in a saucepan with cold water to cover.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, remove from the heat, and set
aside for 15 minutes, during which time the eggs will harden. This is a
better method than cooking the eggs in boiling water. There is less chance
of the eggs cracking.

6-8 servings

Courtesy of Morton’s Steakhouse