I wrote about it last year, but I have a change.
Lettuce - Spring mix or romaine or add spinach
Fruit - Usually strawberries, but have used blueberries, chopped pears or apples, tangerines (I have even used canned mandarins)
Craisins - If you want to
Bleu cheese crumbled - or feta, if you want to
Candied nuts - walnuts or almonds or pecans (or not candied)
... whatever else you like in it
We all have some form of this recipe. It is the dressing that I came to talk about.
The traditional dressing I have always made is equal parts of
BRIANNA'S Blush Wine Salad Dressing and
BRIANNA'S Poppy Seed Salad Dressing (About 1/2 bottle of each)
This dressing is good.
But it is expensive and high in fat.
And you need to make sure that you have both dressings.
At our Relief Society Birthday Dinner last week we had a homemade dressing that works great for this type of salad. (I have tried at least 5 recipes trying to find one that worked for me.) This recipe is lower in fat and uses things I always have. Ready?
Strawberry Salad Dressing
from Deborah W. (After tasting this I (obsessively) asked that she email it to me that night)
Just mix in a mixing bowl with a whisk
1 cup mayonnaise (I use light. I wanted to try fat-free, but could not find it at the store.)
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup milk (I use 1%. May need a bit more to thin it.)
1/4 vinegar (I use cider vinegar, but you could use white, strawberry or raspberry vinegar)
1 Table. poppy seeds (I always buy mine in bulk. MUCH cheaper.)
1 1/2 - 2 Table. strawberry jam
Only 6 ingredients and I have them all, all the time.
This is my new favourite recipe.
If you prefer a purchased low-fat dressing, my mother-in-law makes this salad with KRAFT Light Raspberry Vinegrette. Another healthy choice.
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