Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I love salads. Almost any kind, but most especially green, leafy salads. It is hard to find something unique in a green salad, but recently I did! Try this one for some fresh, zesty goodness. You won't be disappointed!




  • Mixed greens
  • Chopped romaine lettuce
  • Blue Cheese
  • Craisins
  • Candied pecans (directions below)
  • Cooked, crispy, chopped bacon
  • tomatoes diced
  • avocado diced
  • balsamic vinegarette (recipe below)


  1. Candied Pecans: Chop 2 cups of pecan, Melt 1/2 cup of butter, Add pecans to butter, Add 1 cup of sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. of salt to pecans, Melt sugar until mixture has a carmel color, Spread coated pecans onto a greased cookie sheet, Sprinkle with sugar, Leave until cooled and then crack into small pieces.
  2. Balsamic Vinegarette: Mix these items well with a blender--1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2/3 cup white (or regular) balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup of sour cream or mayo, 1 clove crushed garlic, 1 teaspoon ground mustard, 1 pinch salt, ground black pepper to taste (If it is too tangy for you add a bit of brown sugar or honey)
  3. Salad: Layer salad with items listed above, lettuces on the bottom. DO NOT toss the salad, simply layer it. Serve with Balsamic vinegarette.


  • Would go well with grilled chicken and homemade bread to make it a meal or as a side to a meaty meal.

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