The classic green salad gets some Latin flair with the addition of black beans, caramelized onions, avocados, and lime vinaigrette. At Nacional 27 in Chicago, it’s served as part of the restaurant’s Cuban Christmas menu, but it’d be a great side salad for anything from grilled fish to our Cuban Sandwich recipe.
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Beverage pairing: Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc Reserva, Chile. The clean, bright flavors and contrasting creamy/crunchy textures of the salad need the kind of do-it-all white wine that’s perfect for summer afternoon sipping. This inexpensive but well-made Sauvignon Blanc from Chile is that wine. With citrus, herbs, flowers, and some tanginess, it’s almost a salad dressing unto itself.