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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Great Summer Salad to Impress Your Friends With....EASY!

Hi Everyone!  I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.  Wishing for summer with no more of these bad crazy weather days.  We've been lucky so far with just tornado warnings.  My thoughts and prayers are on the rest of the country that's been affected.  It is so very sad.  Normal ordinary days are just fine with me. 

My friend served this salad at a Mary Kay party a few weeks back.  We loved it!!  So much so that last night at dinner I only remembered to take a picture for you when there was just bits left in the bottom of the bowl.  It's that good.  Simple and pretty, perfect for a picnic.  Can you believe Memorial Day is upon us already??

Happy Wednesday ~ Jenn xo

Sweet Summer Salad
1/2 cup (cut small) Strawberries
1/2 cup chopped Mangos
1 cup Candied Pecans chopped (or Walnuts*)
Baby Spinach
Baby Romaine or any kind of Spring Mix
     (I did big handfuls of both the spinach and romaine)
2 Green Onions chopped
Gorgonzola Cheese ~ to you liking

Toss all together in bowl and set aside.

1/8 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/8 cup Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Canola Oil
1 TBSP Dijon Mustard
Salt and Pepper

Put all in a cruet or sealed jar and shake.

Mix together with salad right before serving.

*If you can't find candied pecans or walnuts, add a little sugar and the nuts to a skillet and stir until sugar becomes melty.  Let cool.


Janet - underthewillow said...

looks good Jenn!...we make a salad very similar to this only with bottled dressing, raspberry vinegarette...it's yummy!


Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Jenn
Awe the salad looks so good~ thanks for sharing the recipe~
Keep safe~

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jenn,

Aren't salads great for summer - we are more into soups and stews, although I did have a chicken salad when I went out for lunch yesterday.
The salad looks great and will be nice with the fruit.
Hope that you are having a great week and yes, ordinary days are great.

Happy day

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