Our favorite salads and salad dressings

Posted On August 8, 2011

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You’ve waited two months for an update and all you get is rabbit food?  Sorry.  A friend needs these and I might as well put them here.  One day I’ll get back to blogging.

Sonia’s Sugared Almonds Salad

1c sliced almonds fried in 5T sugar until dissolved.  Do Not Burn.

1/2 head iceberg

1/2 head romaine

1c chopped celery

mandarin oranges

(I used real lettuce and real oranges but feel free to follow the actual recipe).

Sonia’s Dressing = 1/2t salt, 1/2c c oil, 1T parsley, 1T sugar, 1T vinegar, tabasco sauce (optional)

Lisa’s Summer Salsa Salad

1/2 pkg dry ranch dressing

4-5 roma tomatoes

2 avacados

1 can shoepeg corn

1/2 purple onion

1 can black beans

Lisa’s Dressing  = 1T red wine vinegar, 3-4T lime juice, 2T olive oil, 1t salt, 1/2t pepper

Pecan Salad = Spinach, Pecans, bacon, pear, blue cheese       Dressing =  1/4c red wine vinegar, 2t brown sugar, 1/2t salt

Taco Salad = lettuce, black beans or lentils, sour cream, salsa, cheese, taco sauce, tomatoes, corn

Summer Salad = spinach, smoked turkey, strawberries, mandarin oranges

Holly’s Dressing = 1/4c oil, 2T vinegar, 1T lemon, 1T sugar

Jelly Dressing = 1/4c jelly, 3T red wine vinegar.  Cook 1-2 min on med low.  stirring.  When smooth freeze 10 min.

Shannon’s Artichoke Salad

2 cans artichoke hearts (quartered and drained) – marinate several in bowl w/ half the dressing

1 red onion sliced in fine rings

1 can large pimentos (drained)

1 head romaine

1 head iceberg

1c parmesan cheese

Shannon’s Dressing = 1/4c red wine vinegar, 3/4c oil, 1/4t garlic powder

Nancy’s Poppyseed Dressing (this is our favorite.  it goes so great with spinach salads, although it is sugary)

1/2c sugar

1t dry mustard

1t salt

1/3c cider vinegar

1T grated onion

Blend w/ stick blender or blender  Slowly add 3/4 c salad oil.

Then stir in 1t poppy seeds

Cucumber Orange Salad = lettuce, cucumbers, oranges

Orange Dressing = 1/4c oj, 2T honey, 2T olive oil, 1/4c apple cider vinegar

Diana’s Amazing Cooked Salad (I had this at a friend’s house and was quite sure I misunderstood her directions.  It’s odd but AMAZING.)

lettuce, hot broiled vegetables (Onions, zucchini, carrots, asparagus, anything), goat or feta cheese, balsamic dressing

Happy Eating!!!!