Go make this salad.

That’s an order.

I haven’t done recipes on here in For-Evah! And I’m not sure if I’ll dust off that tag on the blog or not, but my good friend Megan made us some food right after Margo was born and I recreated the salad she brought yesterday. Omigah, it’s amazing. Don’t question the ingredients, just go make it. I had it for lunch yesterday and was seriously contemplating having it for a snack. Cause, you know, salad is a good snack? I’m no veggie nut or anything, but it’s a testament to how rockin’ this salad is.

I did buy most of the ingredients from Whole Foods (which is closer than Earthfare to our house… but we still prefer EF!) so most of the things in it were organic or natural in some way. Can’t say if it tasted better than with processed ‘gredients (such as Craisins and pesticide apples) but it tasted darn good this way.

Festive Tossed Salad
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup cider or red wine vinegar
2 T lemon juice
2 T finely chopped onion (pureed so it’s liquidy)
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup oil (vegetable, olive, canola, whatever)
2-3 T poppy seeds

10 cup torn Romaine
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
1 med. apple, cored and cubed
1 med. pear, cored and cubed
1/4 cup craisins (or sweetened dried cranberries)
1/2-1 cup chopped cashews
In blender or food processor combine sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, onion and salt. Cover and process until blended. Gradually add oil. Add poppy seeds.
Combine rest of ingredients. When ready to serve, drizzle with desired amount of dressing.


4 Responses

  1. I can vouch for the awesomeness of this salad!

  2. I make a salad a lot like this fairly frequently. SO good! I love salads.

  3. I went to a dinner party last fall and someone brought this salad…I got the recipe and it’s AHHH-mazing! I keep the salad dressing on hand all the time, just to get a little fix.

  4. I needz a Margo update pleez (and I’ve bought the ingredients for this salad) 🙂

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