Monday, April 5, 2010

Cornucopia Salad

Cornucopia Salad

1 head green leaf lettuce, torn into pieces
1 head Romaine lettuce, torn into pieces
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
2 avacados, cut into chunks
1 apple, diced
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup slivered almonds, sugared

1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
3/4 teaspoon poppy seeds

Combine dressing ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.  Toss salad ingredients, almonds and dressing just prior to serving.


{cooks note}

I la la love this salad.  I do all sorts of minor variations depending on what I have on hand.  Sometimes I add the blue cheese, sometimes I don't.  Sometimes I add other fresh berries instead of strawberries.  It really just depends on what you think would be good.  The dressing is more than enough for the salad, so I wouldn't add all of it at once.  You'll more than likely just use half of it.  If I am serving under 6 people, I usually just plate the salad myself so the presentation looks nice.  It's all about the presentation sometimes, right?  And the taste, of course.  For the sugared almonds, click on the link above in the recipe and scroll down.  I give you step by step instructions on how to make them.

The above picture does not have avacado or dressing in it.  I took this picture before adding the two.  I also realize that this may look very similar to another salad on here I have posted, but the dressings are different.


Chelsea said...

this is my favorite salad. Love it

tharker said...

I love a good salad!