Friday, December 19, 2008

Our Favorite Salad

This is one of those salads that when you first look at the list of ingredients you think "No way would those flavors go well together," until you taste it and wonder how you will ever eat plain ol' salad again. We recently had this with sesame sticks instead of banana chips and I think I prefer it that way.

Our Favorite Salad
1 head iceberg lettuce
1/2 head lead lettuce
2 large granny smith apples, diced
1/2 lb red seedless grapes, halved
3/4 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
1/2 c. banana chips, chopped
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. sunflower kernels

Tear lettuces into bite sized pieces. In separate bowl/bag mix walnuts, banana chips, dried cranberries, and sunflower kernels. Sprinkle over salad just before serving. Add apples, grapes and cheese. Add salad dressing to taste.

Honey Poppy Seed Dressing
1 t. dry mustard
2 t. poppy seeds
1 t. paprika
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 t. minced onion
3 T. sugar
2 T. honey
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1 1/4 c. salad oil

Mix dry ingredients. Add vinegar and honey. Beat in mixer on low speed. Add oil slowly. Continue to beat on medium; increase to high.

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