Sunday, January 13, 2013

Potluck Salad

I needed a recipe for a potluck and Daph sent me this one. It's delicious!
Toss ahead of time, or whenever:
1 bag spinach greens
1 bag or head Romaine lettuce
1 bag European blend salad mix
1/2-1 cup craisins
2 apples, chopped with skin on  (I cube them)
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
2 cans Mandarin oranges (I use fresh Clementines)
Add just before serving and toss:
1 - 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
1 cup almonds, slivered, caramelized or plain
Carmelized Almonds:
Combine 2 T brown sugar and 3 T white sugar in a non-stick frying pan.  Add almonds and cook on a rather high heat stirring constantly until nuts are coated and caramelized.  Do not add liquid.  It will caramelize given time.  Adjust heat as necessary not to burn.  Cool, break apart (do not leave in pan for very long. . . .think big rock o' nuts).
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. dry mustard
3/4 cup salad oil
1 T onion flakes or powder
1 T poppy seeds (add just before serving)

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