Monday, August 3, 2009

Debbie's Famous Winter Salad

1 head romaine washed, torn and spun
1 head red leaf lettuce washed, torn and spun
2 apples washed, cored and diced ( Gala or Fuji are best)
1 pear washed, cored and cubed
4 oz. craisins
4oz. sugared, toasted almonds*
1/4 c. sugar 1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. salt 1/3 c. cider vinegar
3/4 c. canola oil 1 T poppy seeds
2 tsp onion (sweet) finely chopped
Put in a jar or tightly sealed plastic container, shake or mix vigorously. Toss with salad ingredients.

* Toasted, sugared almonds. Place 4 oz. sliced or slivered almonds in a frying pan. Sprinkle 3 T. sugar over nuts. Heat on medium-high until toasted and sugar carmelizes, stirring often. remove from heat and cool. (WARNING: DO NOT WALK AWAY, OR THEY WILL BURN I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE!)

We love this salad around the holidays. But I'll make it any time. It's just so good.

1 comment:

Sara and Company said...

Famous it is! I love it! And ironically just made a similar one with your dressing tonight for dinner. Yum!