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Friday, June 4, 2010

Yummy Salad

I was at a church activity on Tuesday night and had this tasty salad. Seriously, I couldn't get enough. When everyone else was going for dessert, I headed back for more salad (highly unusual for me). My friend Mindi who made it was nice enough to share the recipe with me so I'll share it with you.

1/4 cup sugar
2T apple cider vinegar
2T honey
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/2 tsp grated onion
1/4 tsp celery seed
dash of salt -
warm all of these until the sugar dissolves and then add 1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used canola).
Note: Make sure the dressing is cooled before you add it to the salad or the leaves will wilt.

8 cups torn mixed greens
2 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup Mandarin oranges
1 medium sweet onion
1/3 cup slivered almonds
4 slices bacon crumbled (Obviously, this is the least healthy part. Even if you omit bacon, the salad will taste amazing!)

Today I read an article in Woman's Day written by Joy Bauer which said that having a little bit of fat with your salad "helps your body absorb the beta-carotene, vitamin E and other fat-soluble nutrients from the veggies." With that being said, light dressings like the one above are okay but still use it in moderation (esp since there's also sugar). Personally, I prefer to add my own rather than toss it all together. I find that I use less that way. Thanks again Mindi for the yummy recipe!!!


Christie said...

mmm, sounds really good!

Lauren said...

Sounds like a wonderful salad ;D

Real Life Roberts said...

I'll ave to try this.

BTW you do such a FANTASTIC job on this blog! I love it!!