There’s a saying in Texas – “Go big, or go home.” That holds true for your belt buckle, your hat, and your salad. Well…when it comes to salad at the legendary West Texas historic hotel, the Gage Hotel.
While staying a night at the Gage Hotel, my friends and I dined at 12 Gage Restaurant where they serve up Texas specialties with a gourmet twist. That includes the Trost Salad.
I’ve been known to ask for recipes for dishes I fall in love with during a meal and this salad was no different.
For the salad here are the ingredients: baby greens, toasted pecans, celery, red onion, peas, corn, tomato, and a six minute egg.
The secret is the dressing. It’s a bacon shallot vinaigrette. Life truly is better with bacon!
Trost Salad Dressing
3T Champagne Vinegar
3T Coarse Grain Mustard
2T Agave Nectar (can use honey)
2T Brown Sugar
1/3c Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/3c Grapeseed Oil
4T Finely Chopped Bacon
2T Brunoise Chives
Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients in a covered jar. Shake well and pour over salad. Enjoy!