Spring Entertaining: Easter Basket Salads

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Easter Basket Salads

A tisket. A tasket. A lovely salad in an Easter basket. Spring is perhaps the most ideal time for a fresh start. It’s a delicate point of transformation & new growth. It is, without a doubt, my very favorite time of the year. As you gather with friends & loved ones on Easter Sunday, celebrate over a bounty of crisp ideas. Baby blue eggs sit pretty atop a serving of mixed greens & once arranged in an edible Easter basket, they make a stunning presentation. Egg roll wrappers, a little oil, salt & pepper are all that will be needed to prepare the baskets. Learn the simple technique needed to handcraft this adorable idea.

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makes 6 servings

Egg roll wrappers can be cut & formed into all sorts of shapes. Make these sweet baskets a day ahead of time.

7 egg roll wrappers
1 Tbsp olive oil
Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper
1 Tbsp finely chopped toasted pecans
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 tsp lemon zest
About 3-oz semi-soft blue cheese
Lemon-Honey Vinaigrette
2 cups baby mixed greens

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Brush 6 egg roll wrappers with oil & sprinkle with salt & pepper. Place wrappers oil side up in a 12-cup muffin tin, filling every other cup. Bake for 8 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Remove from the muffin tins. Invert the baskets & place on a baking sheet. Bake an additional 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Brush the remaining egg roll wrapper with oil. Cut 6 {1/2-inch} strips from the wrapper. Drape the strips around 1 1/4-inch pieces of foil on a baking sheet. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

 Toss together the pecans, the parsley & the lemon zest in a small bowl. Portion 1/2 teaspoonfuls of the blue cheese. Gently toss around in the pecan mixture. Roll the cheese into miniature egg shapes. Prepare the Lemon-Honey Vinaigrette as directed. Fill the Easter baskets with the baby mixed greens. Top with the blue cheese eggs. Nestle the handles between the lettuces. Place the baskets on serving plates. Drizzle with the Lemon-Honey Vinaigrette.

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makes about 1/2 cup

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 small garlic clove, pressed
1 Tbsp honey
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper

Whisk together the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Season with salt & pepper.

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Stunning presentations need not be complicated. The key is to keep the idea & the ingredients simple. Easter basket salads make for a lovely presentation. Egg roll wrappers offer a variety of exciting options for serving all sorts of foods in a different way. Look for them in the refrigerated section of the grocery store produce department. 

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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe instructions before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

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Cover the wrappers once the package has been opened. This will keep them from drying out. Place one wrapper at a time onto a cutting board. Brush it with oil & sprinkle with salt & pepper.

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Fit the wrapper into one of the muffin tin compartments. Fill every other space with a wrapper & drape the excess wrapper over the tin surface. This will result in the pretty folds once baked.

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Bake for 8 minutes or until just beginning to brown. 

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Remove from the muffin tins. Invert the baskets & place on a baking sheet. This will crisp the bottom. 

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Bake an additional 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown.

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Transfer the baked baskets to a cooling rack to keep them crisp on the bottom. Store the baskets in an air tight container until ready to serve.

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Brush the remaining egg roll wrapper with oil. Cut 6 {1/2-inch} strips from the wrapper. Drape the strips around 1 1/4-inch pieces of foil on a baking sheet. 

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Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. They will move & change a touch as they bake so do not be alarmed. Cool completely on a wire rack. 

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The cheese eggs can be made up to 2 days ahead of time. Toss together the pecans, the parsley & the lemon zest in a small bowl. Portion 1/2 teaspoonfuls of the blue cheese. Gently toss around in the pecan mixture. Roll the cheese into miniature egg shapes. 

Prepare the Lemon-Honey Vinaigrette as directed. Fill the Easter baskets with the baby mixed greens. Top with the blue cheese eggs. Nestle the handles between the lettuces. Place the baskets on serving plates. Drizzle with the Lemon-Honey Vinaigrette. The handles may be omitted for a birds nest filled with eggs. 

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