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Friday, March 26, 2010

Perfect Winter Salad

Salad doesn't have to be boring!  Bring lettuce to life with a succulent dressing, dried cherries, red onion, parmesan cheese, and pecans!  And if you want to make a meal out if it, add some seasoned grilled chicken!  This salad is so good it could almost be dessert!

My taste buds tell me this recipe is a winner!

I really enjoy romaine! It is so crispy and green!

I just love looking at a pile of greens!

In case you haven't used shallots, this is how I buy them. They are usually located near the onions.


1/4 cup reduced fat mayonaise
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
3 T. white wine vinegar
2 T. shallot, minced
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
2 pkg. (5oz.) spring mix (I just used 1 head of romaine)
2 medium tart apples, thinly sliced
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup pecan halves
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; whisk in oil. Chill until serving

In a salad bowl, combine the salad greens, apples, cherries, pecans, onion, and cheese.  Just before serving drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.

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