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Colleen’s Kitchen

After many years of cooking for my family, I’m pleased to say that we have compiled a comprehensive and versatile recipe collection. I love the challenge of pairing different dishes with Goosecross wine, so I have personally tested each recipe to be sure it’s complete. My recipes not overly complicated, seasonally delicious with readily available ingredients, and they won’t leave you with too much clean-up. I sincerely hope you enjoy them.

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Colleen Topper, Proprietor

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Italian Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette
Goosecross Cellars Recipe


6 cups romaine lettuce, cut into bite-sized pieces
(1) 14 oz. can cannellini, drained, rinsed and pat dry
1 large carrot, grated
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
2 scallions, sliced
1 cup large black olives, sliced
½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon basil, chopped


First, make the vinaigrette by whisking all the vinaigrette ingredients together in a small bowl. Refrigerate while making the salad.

In a large salad bowl, combine all salad ingredients together. Pour vinaigrette over the salad, toss well, and serve immediately.

Serves 6

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