Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Salad

The recipe is simply called "The Salad".  It needs no fancier name.  It's one of those foods that lingers in your mind long after the last bite has passed your lips.  And so, when I emailed my sister-in-law, Peggy for the salad recipe she brought to a family gathering, say five or so years ago, she immediately knew of which one I was referring.  My SIL, Peggy, got the recipe from her co-worker Cathy, who got the recipe from her friend, Patti, at which point it is untraceable to me.  In any case, add this to your New Year's buffet, and your friends will be emailing you for the recipe, too!



1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
5 tablespoons grated red onion
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 cups canola oil
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Mix together:

3 bags lettuce
pomegranate seeds or 1/2 bag craisins
red onion rings
sugared almonds (make on stove - caramelize with butter and sugar and let them cool)
Feta Cheese

The dressing recipe makes more than enough.  Cut in half, if desired.  Mix together with dressing right before serving.  Do not over dress the salad.

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