Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Really Good Salad


I found a recipe for a salad and every time I made it I changed it up a bit.  I thought the salad was good but with the changes it's really good!  If you have any extra dressing, it's delicious on any salad.
*Spring Greens mixed with some romaine, chopped (for crunch)
*celery, chopped
*craisins
*feta, crumbled (This picture looks like I used a lot of feta but the bowl is large and all the toppings are on top, I suggest not using to much feta as it is a strong tasting cheese, a little goes a long way)
*sugared pecans (In medium skillet (non stick) heat 1/4 cup sugar over medium heat until sugar starts to melt, add 1   cup whole pecans and stir to coat. Stir until sugar is melted and nuts are well coated (being careful not to burn the nuts.) Remove from heat, cool, and chop. If you have leftovers, they make a great snack)

Dressing:
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup canola oil

Put dressing ingredients in the blender and blend until well mixed. Lightly pour dressing (only what you need) over salad right before serving.
This salad is also good by replacing the crasins with berries and adding grilled chicken.  Makes for a great light lunch!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great recipe Dawn! I added the berries and grilled chicken. I didnt have feta cheese so I used bleu cheese. It was so flavorful! Thanks you!

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