Whatcha Got Cooking?
In this section, Cool Springs’ staff members make recommendations for kitchen concoctions you can try at home. Some recipes contain wine or spirits. Some are just paired with wine or spirits. In all cases, we promise palate-pleasing dishes that will (hopefully) inspire you to share it with others. Let us know what you think...
Spring Delight Salad
Try this taste of spring with a light, slightly spritzy Gazela Vinho Verde from Portugal ($6.99 at Cool Springs Wines & Spirits).
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 head romaine lettuce, torn
1/2 bunch fresh spinach, stems removed and chopped
3 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
1 cup raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing
1. Preheat the oven broiler. Brush the pepper with the oil, and place on a baking sheet. Broil, turning occasionally, until black splotches appear on all sides. Remove from heat, and wrap tightly in plastic. Set aside for 15 minutes.
2. Remove seeds and pulp, and chop.
3. In a large bowl, toss together the roasted red pepper, romaine lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, sprouts, and raspberry vinaigrette.