Christmas Salad

Christmas Salad
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Ingredients
Salad
  1. 8 cups spinach leaves 2 L
  2. 1 avocado, thinly sliced 1
  3. 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 125 ml
  4. 1/2 cup dried cranberries 125 mL
  5. or
  6. 1 cup pomegranate seeds 250 mL
Dressing
  1. 1/4 cup cranberry juice concentrate 60 mL
  2. 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 60 mL
  3. 1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard 7 mL
  4. 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper 1 ml
  5. 1/2 cup Canola or vegetable oil 125 mL
Instructions
To make salad
  1. Stem spinach, tear into bite-sized pieces and place in a large salad bowl. Place avocado and onion over spinach.
To make dressing
  1. Combine cranberry juice concentrate, vinegar, mustard, pepper and oil in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until well blended. Drizzle over salad. Sprinkle dried cranberries or pomegranate seeds over salad, toss gently and serve 6 guests.
Instructions
To make salad
  1. Stem spinach, tear into bite-sized pieces and place in a large salad bowl. Place avocado and onion over spinach.
To make dressing
  1. Combine cranberry juice concentrate, vinegar, mustard, pepper and oil in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until well blended. Drizzle over salad. Sprinkle dried cranberries or pomegranate seeds over salad, toss gently and serve 6 guests.
Notes
  1. Book Reference – The Best of the Best – Vol. 1(Page: 85)
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Frosted Waldorf Salad

Serve in a lettuce lined glass bowl or on individual serving plates. Garnish with clusters of green grapes that have been washed and dipped in sugar

 

Frosted Waldorf Salad
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Ingredients
  1. Serve in a lettuce lined glass bowl or on individual serving plates. Garnish with clusters of green grapes that have been washed and dipped in sugar
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  2. 3-4 cups seedless green grapes (save some clusters for garnish)
  3. 2-3 red apples, chopped with skins on
  4. 1 orange, peeled and diced
  5. 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  6. 1/2 cup chopped celery
  7. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  8. 1/2 cup seedless raisins or snipped dates
Dressing
  1. 1 cup whipping cream
  2. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  3. 1 Tbsp. sugar
Instructions
  1. Toss together marshmallows, grapes, apple, orange and orange juice. (Citrus juice will prevent apples from discolouring).
  2. Add celery, walnuts and raisins.
  3. To make dressing: whip the cream and fold in mayonnaise and sugar.
  4. Fold in salad ingredients and store covered in refrigerator.
Notes
  1. Book Reference – The Best of Bridge (Page: 120)
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Mixed Greens with Apples and Cider Vinaigrette

A delicious simple salad that goes with absolutely everything – this dressing is about to become your new house favourite

 

Mixed Greens with Apples and Cider Vinaigrette
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Ingredients
  1. Cider Vinaigrette
  2. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar – or balsamic vinegar
  3. 3 Tbsp. minced shallots
  4. 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  5. 2 tsp. honey
  6. 1/2 cup light olive oil
  7. 1 crisp red skinned apple, cored and thinly sliced
  8. mixed greens for 6
Instructions
  1. To make vinaigrette: Whisk together ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Toss apples and mixed greens with dressing using just enough to lightly coat greens.
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Romaine Salad with Oranges and Pecans

A real favourite!

Romaine Salad with Oranges and Pecans
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Ingredients
  1. 2 heads Romaine lettuce (wash & tear
  2. into bite-sized pieces
  3. 1 cup pecan halves, toasted 250 mL
  4. 2 oranges, peeled & sliced
Dressing
  1. 1/4 cup vinegar 60 mL
  2. 1/2 cup vegetable oil 125 mL
  3. 1/4 cup sugar 60 mL
  4. 1 tsp. salt 5 mL
  5. 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  6. 1 tsp. dry mustard 5 mL
  7. 2 Tbsp. water 30 mL
Instructions
  1. Place lettuce, pecans and oranges in salad bowl. Combine dressing ingredients in blender. Blend until well mixed. Make ahead and refrigerate until ready to toss salad. Use extra dressing as a dip for fresh fruit! Serves 6-8.
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Super Salad

This salad is ideal for serving at buffets and barbecues

Super Salad
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Ingredients
  1. Super Salad
Ingredients
  1. 1 HEAD ROMAINE LETTUCE
  2. 1 HEAD BUTTER LETTUCE
  3. 1 HEAD ICEBERG LETTUCE
  4. 1/2 CUP GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE
  5. 2 OZ. BLUE CHEESE, CRUMBLED
  6. 3 AVOCADOS, PEELED & SLICED
  7. 1 LARGE CUCUMBER, PEELED & DICED
  8. 1 1/2 CUPS CHERRY TOMATOES, HALVED
  9. 6 SLICES OF BACON, COOKED CRISP & CRUMBLED
  10. 1 RED PEPPER, SLICED
  11. 1 GREEN PEPPER, SLICED
  12. 1/2 CUP SLICED RIPE OLIVES
  13. 8 OZ BOTTLE ITALIAN DRESSING
  14. FRESH PARSLEY, CHOPPED
Instructions
  1. WASH, DRY AND TEAR SALAD GREENS INTO A LARGE SALAD BOWL. SPRINKLE WITH CHEESE. ARRANGE REMAINING INGREDIENTS ON TOP, TOSS WITH DRESSING AND SPRINKLE WITH PARSLEY.
  2. SERVES 12-14
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Patrick’s Salad

This salad is literally the perfect accompaniment – it goes with everything and by simply adding some chicken, you’ve got dinner

Patrick’s Salad
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Ingredients
Dressing
  1. 1/2 cup olive oil
  2. 1/4 cup wine vinegar (red or white)
  3. juice of half a lime
  4. 2 tsp. soy sauce
  5. pinch of cayenne pepper
  6. 1 large garlic clove, minced
  7. salt and pepper to taste
  8. 3 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  9. 2 Tbsp. minced red onion
  10. 3-4 Tbsp. sugar
Salad
  1. romaine lettuce
  2. 1 large red pepper
  3. snow peas
  4. slivered almonds, toasted
Instructions
  1. To make dressing: Combine ingredients in a blender and blend well. Pour into a jar and refrigerate.
  2. Wash and tear romaine into bite-sized pieces. Cut red pepper and pea pods into long strips. Add toasted almonds. Toss with dressing just before serving.
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