• Berry Salad With Chocolate-Balsamic Vinegar

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  • 1/2 pound mixed salad greens, such as baby spinach, arugula, mesclun or a combination
    1/2 cup sliced, fresh strawberries
    1/2 cup fresh raspberries
    1/2 cup high-quality blue-cheese crumbles, such as Stilton
    Walnut pieces, for garnish
    Chocolate-Balsamic Vinegar (recipe follows)
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    Wash the greens and spin dry. Divide among 4 salad plates. Divide the berries, cheese crumbles and walnuts among each portion of greens.
    Drizzle each plate with some of the Chocolate-Balsamic Vinegar and season to taste with the salt and pepper.
    Makes 4 servings.
    CHOCOLATE-BALSAMIC VINEGAR: Slowly whisk 2 to 3 tablespoons high-quality chocolate syrup into 1 cup high-quality balsamic vinegar. Taste and add chocolate to reach desired flavor. Makes about 1 cup.
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