Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Steve and I had the most fabulous dinner tonight. And the best part is, it was completely easy and mostly leftovers (I'd made the dressing for Sunday's church potluck)! It was seriously so fantastic I couldn't even get over it...so I thought I'd post it here, in case anyone's looking for something easy, healthy and summery.

Salad dressing:
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. poppy seeds
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1/3 c. lime or lemon juice
1/4 c. vinegar
1 c. oil
Blend in blender or plastic shaker, adding oil last.

We had it last night over spinach, grilled chicken (leftover), sliced strawberries, sweet onion, and candied pecans (you can candy them yourself--get a pan really hot, pour some sugar in and let it melt, and then dump in pecans and shake and toss them around).

The original recipe calls for mandarin oranges instead of the berries, plain nuts of any kind, and croutons. It got rave reviews on Sunday. But yesterday's supper salads tasted like something you'd eat at a restaurant. They were soooooooo good. I want another one today!


faith ann raider said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I've never carmelized pecans before but I'm trying it out this afternoon!! I love this style of salad - sounds awesome with grilled chicken.

faith ann raider said...

Do you recommend using brown sugar or white for the carmelized pecans?