Friday, April 30, 2010

Strawberry Almond Salad

I had this salad last week at a family party, and it's better than the strawberry-walnut salad I had at Mimi's Cafe a few weeks back.

1 bag baby spinach
1 bag Romaine lettuce
    (can use 1 bag of red leaf lettuce)
Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
Green Onions (1 bundle or 8 onions)
Sugared almonds (slivered)
Pecans (whole)
Strawberries (1 lb container sliced)
    (can use apples and dried cranberries)

1 c. oil
¾ c. sugar
½ c. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. garlic
½ tsp. salt
    (can add 1 tsp. dry mustard and ½ tsp. celery seed)

Whip in blender
Add dressing to salad just before serving.

Sugared nuts:
Put in non-oiled pan (Teflon)
1 c. sugar
1½ c. almonds
1 c. pecans

Medium to low heat.  Stir when slightly brown and take off heat quickly.