Saturday, February 16, 2008

Signature Salad

My friends love my salads. They aren't cheap but they are lovely to look at and also wonderfully healthy. Thought I'd share one of everybody's favorites for your weekend.
Get your big salad bowl out, I don't know how to make anything small. I buy organic produce that is really fresh and good.

1 large box of organic baby greens with spinach

(or one box of each baby greens and spinach)

1 each of red, green, and yellow bell peppers chopped

1 Gala or Fuji apple chopped

1 ripe avacado chopped

1 cup chopped walnuts ( can toast them first if you want to)

1/2 to 1 cup of feta cheese (to taste)

cherry tomatoes.

fresh cilantro minced fine

layer it into your bowl sprinkling in this order it's really pretty, don't toss.


Use a Good Seasons mixing bottle. Ignore their measuring lines. Fill the bottle to just above the water line with balsamic vinegar. add 1 tblsp honey.

1 tablsp water and finish the bottle to the very top

with extra virgin olive oil. Add your favorite herbs and some fresh minced garlic. Fresh Market ahs an Italian Provance blend that is really good.

mix and pour over each serving.

This salad will keep in the refigerator because it's basically dry. It makes a large quantity and is great for a party or potluck. I like to make it with Italian food and warm bread. ENJOY!


Elysa said...

Sounds scrumptiously healthy! And your blog is looking good. Just keep on experimenting and when you see something on someone's blog that you like, just ask 'em how they did it. Most bloggers are more than willing to share ideas and know-how.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Found you! Can't stay as I have a pot of spaghetti sauce simmerin' away. (Yummy balsamic and wine creation I'm making up as I go -- so far so GOOD!) Sending LUV wrapped in a big ole hug! (See, I'm practicing my suthren' accint for our trip out to see y'all.)

p.s. Eeyore is my FAVORITE friend-type. I think I've become Pooh with Rabbit stuffed away but still fighting to get out and make some changes. My kids call me Kanga. : )

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow!!!

I've been making this salad from memory for over five years and... it's different!!!

I use fresh basil istead of cilantro and pecans instead of walnuts and I also throw a green apple in with the red. And I only throw in an avacado if I can find a decent one.

Ha! Now I don't have to feel bad about letting everyone think it is "my" salad!

Hmmmm. I am think I need to make this salad the way you have it here.

Karen Deborah said...

Kelly Jean I amke it like you do as well. It's good no matter what, and i only use avacados when they are good to. I thought it would tickle you for me to publish it "world wide"

Karen Deborah said...

ok one of my friends nearly croaked that I use Good Seasons on this organic salad. It's got MSG in it!!!!!she was howling. Ok so put your own Italian herbs and garlic in the bottle and make a dressing from scratch. that'll work.