Thursday, December 29, 2011

Strawberry Salad

I always love a good salad. I will be honest though, this salad with the dressing is more like a dessert. The combination of strawberries, Craisins, and the fabulousness of the dressing is just heavenly.  Its probably not the most healthy salad, but is absolutely to die for! If you are looking for a crowd pleaser of a salad this is it! This is another delicious recipe courtesy of my wonderful mother.

Strawberry Salad
1 head of romaine lettuce
10 Strawberries sliced
1/2 cup Craisins
8 oz Feta Cheese
Candied Almonds or plain pine nuts
Wash and cut lettuce. Place in a large salad bowl. Top with remaining ingredients and toss lightly to combine.
*To candy the almonds, place almonds in frying pan.  Pour a lot of sugar to cover over the top.  Stir over medium heat until the sugar melts and coat the almonds.  It seems like it takes forever for the sugar to melt but it does!
Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup rice vinegar (I have also used apple cider vinegar with good results)
4 tbl. red onion
4 fresh strawberries
1 tbl. water
1 1/2 cups canola oil
4 tsp. poppy seed
Throw all ingredients in the blender and puree.

1 comment:

  1. This looks good. We have some extra feta in our cheese we wanted to use, so this is great. Thanks!