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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Everyone's Favorite Salad

Here is the original  recipe link

                         original recipe link

1 (10 ounce) package Italian mix salad
1 (6 ounce) package baby spinach
2 to 3 Granny Smith apples, cored, chopped
1 cup slivered almonds

1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
Poppy Seed Dressing ( recipe below)

In large bowl combine all ingredients.  Toss to mix.  Makes 8 to10 servings.

Poppy Seed Dressing

3/4 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1 teaspoon dried mustard.

In medium bowl, combine all ingredients.  Salt to taste.  Wisk until well blended.

Recipes can be found on page 65 in MY KIND OF COOKING COOKBOOK

Don't let the amount of sugar in the dressing scare you away.  This is the only salad I have ever seen where  men go back for seconds.  Hands down, it if my favorite salad and dressing.

My friend Mary gave me this recipe.  Mary has two specialties, salads and cookies.  She justifies her cookie habit by eating a lot of salads.  That's what we like to call girl logic.  I eat salad, therefore I can eat several cookies.  It makes sense to me!

Whenever Mary brings a salad to church, it barely makes it out of the kitchen.  The kitchen help dish themselves up secret plates of Mary's salad.  By the time the rest of the congregation gets to Mary's salad, there is very little left.   I have noticed that the number of ladies offering to help in the kitchen increases when Mary brings a new salad recipe.

Give this salad a try.  It may become one of your favorites too!


  1. Thanks for posting my recipe! This is my favorite salad. It is the only salad I have seen men go back for seconds. Give it a try!

  2. You are Welcome :). I will post more of your recipes soon.