Buried Treasure Spring Salad

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Ingredients

Step One



  • 2 cup cooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 cup chopped hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste



    Step Two



  • 1 head butter lettuce, cleaned and torn into pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Pinch of kosher salt



    Step Three



  • 1 cup olive oil (herb flavored)
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 pint fresh raspberries
  • 6 leaves fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions

    Step One



    1. Mix all Step One ingredients together and season.



    2. Refrigerate.



    Step Two



    1. Toss all Step Two ingredients together.



    2. Refrigerate.



    Step Three



    1. Put vinegar, raspberries, basil, parsley and green onion in a blender.



    2. Blend on medium speed while adding olive oil until dressing is thoroughly pureed.



    3. Check flavor; add salt and pepper to taste.



    Now, To Build The Salad!



    1. On a chilled dinner plate, mound 1/4 of the pasta mixture in the middle.



    2. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon of dressing over mixture.



    3. Place butter lettuce over pasta to hide the hidden treasure.



    4. Garnish with your favorite shredded cheese and turkey bacon bits if desired.



    5. Drizzle a liberal amount of the raspberry dressing over salad and serve right away.



    Yield: 4 servings

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