Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 21: Apple Crasin Green Salad/Poppy Seed Dressing


For the next several days I will be posting some of my favorite green salads. In the winter I start missing the freshness of summer salads. My good friend, Barbara, gave me this recipe. 


Salad ingredients: 
Toss together.

1 head romaine lettuce
1 head red leaf lettuce, or 2 heads romaine , broken into bite size pieces
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 c toasted sugared pecans*
½ c crasins
2 Gala apples, cubed
crumbled bacon, opt.



Poppy Seed Dressing:
¾ c sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard
2 TB onion
¾ c oil
1 TB poppy seeds

Blend first 4 ingredients in blender.  Blend in oil, very slowly. Add poppy seeds. 

*To sugar nuts, combine nuts in skillet with sugar and cook over medium heat until coated.