Finger Food Lettuce Leaves Recipe

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Finger Food Lettuce Leaves

From Dorothy McNett's recipes at Elderberries were used often in Central Europe and the fruit concentrate was found to be very helpful for a bad cough or cold. My German grandparents used elderberries for cough syrup as well as wine, down on our Iowa farm. Here is a modern salad dressing or dip, using the natural elderberry concentrate that you can get at most health food stores, etc.

fresh lettuce or romaine leaves
cheddar, muenster, or gouda cheese, cut into sticks
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2-3 teaspoons natural elderberry concentrate, undiluted (or other fruit syrup)
herbed sea salt
freshly ground peppercorns

Wash and spin dry the lettuce leaves. Tear or cut into finger food sizes. Slice the cheese into sticks that will fit inside a piece of lettuce. Roll each one to make a neat little package. In glass measuring cup, whisk together the olive oil, elderberry extract, salt and pepper. Taste to make sure it is in proper balance. To serve, dip the bundles into the oil mixture or arrange the bundles on a beautiful platter and drizzle with the oil mixture.

Recipe created 2005-01-08.

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