Sunday, March 21, 2010

Celebration Salad

I don't really have a name for this salad, but it's the one I make whenever we're having people over to celebrate anything. So I decided to call it Celebration Salad! Of course, being a salad, you can add to or subtract ingredients at will and it will probably still be delicious. That's the great thing about salads. The key to making this fantastic is the dressing--once you taste it you won't be able to live without it!

Celebration Salad

6 cups mixed greens
1 medium cucumber, quartered, and then cut cross-wise into 1/4"-thick triangles
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
6 large strawberries, quartered
1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (if using frozen, don't thaw first--they'll be easier to toss into the salad frozen)
1 avocado, peeled and cut into 1/2" pieces
2 T feta cheese, crumbled
1-2 T craisins
2 T sugared sliced almonds (I buy the "Almond Accents" brand, Butter Toffee flavor)
Poppy Seed dressing

Combine all in a large bowl. Serve with dressing on the side. Serves 8-10 as a side salad or 4 as a main dish.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

YUM! I just bought some poppy seed dressing, but I'm a little iffy on the flavor. I think I would like your version better.