ROASTED CHAYOTE AND RED PEPPER SALAD WITH TANGERINE DRESSING

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ROASTED CHAYOTE AND RED PEPPER SALAD WITH TANGERINE DRESSING

Main Ingredient: CHAYOTE*RED*PEPPER Cuisine: Central/South American

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Ingredients

For dressing

2 scallions, chopped

1 fresh serrano chile, seeded and finely chopped

5 tablespoons fresh tangerine juice

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 teaspoon Sherry vinegar

2 medium chayotes (1 lb total), peeled, halved lengthwise, and seeded

2 medium red bell peppers (3/4 lb), quartered

2 heads Bibb lettuce, torn into small pieces

Nutrition Facts

per serving of Serves 4.

Calories

500

Directions

Step 1Preheat oven to 450°F.

Step 2Make dressing:

Step 3Whisk together scallions, chile, juice, oil, and vinegar in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4Make salad:

Step 5Cut chayote halves lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices and arrange in 1 layer in two thirds of a lightly oiled shallow baking pan. Put bell pepper quarters, skin sides up, in other third of pan. Roast in middle of oven, uncovered, until chayote is browned in spots and bell pepper skins are blistered, about 30 minutes. Immediately add chayote to dressing and toss to coat.

Step 6Transfer hot bell peppers to a small bowl. Cover and let stand 10 minutes, then peel. Cut bell peppers into 1/4-inch-thick strips and add to chayote with any pepper juices accumulated in bowl. Add lettuce and toss to coat.

Step 7Cooks\' note:

Step 8• Chayote and bell peppers can be roasted and dressed 1 hour ahead and kept at room temperature. Add lettuce just before serving.

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