Thursday, May 8, 2008

2 Salad Recipes that are to die for!

Yummy Salads for the Summer!
Salad #1

Spinach-Strawberry Salad

8 cups spinach
1/3 c. pine nuts (I use sliced almonds)
1 chopped avocado
1 basket sliced strawberries
1/2 c. Feta Cheese (I use mozzarella)

Dressing:
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 t. red onion
1/2 t. salt
1/2 T. paprika
1/2 T. Worchester Sauce
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
1/2 c. olive oil
Blend all that in the blender... and mix in with the salad... then enjoy!!

Salad #2:

Tropical Green Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

2 ripe, firm pears, cored and sliced
Lemon Juice
8 C. bite-size pieces leafy greens
5 ripe kiwis, peeled, and sliced
1 can Mandarin oranges, well drained (I use 2)
1/4 C. chopped honey roasted almonds (I use the sliced almonds accents)

Soak pears briefly in lemon juice to prevent browning. In a large salad bowl, combine and lightly toss the greens, kiwis, pears, oranges, and almonds.

Dressing:
1/4 c. white wine vinegar
3/4 c. apricot all fruit jam
1/2 c. canola oil
sugar
In blender, blend the vinegar and jam on low. With motor running, slowly add oil. Add some sugar if it is too tart for your taste. (A definate) Pour into serving container and let individuals add dressing to their salad.

This one is my fav! But both are delectable!!! Enjoy!

7 comments:

Chelsey said...

Hey,I want the recipe from the Christmas party. The Brocoli & Cran-rainsin one. The dressing on that one was to die for. What is your email. I'll send you the Cinco De Mayo pics. Love ya. hope you go into labor in about two weeks!

Cicily said...

Of course you live in Utah and of course you do hair, you were always the cutest. Why don't you live here, my hair needs a serious overhaul. I'm so glad you found my blog, keep me posted on what you are up to. My husband and I did a temple session on our second date, I was such a cougar.

Shawna said...

s yummy! I can't wait to try them!

Shawna said...

I meant sounds yummy...something is up with my keyboard

Queen of Kings said...

This was the BEST salad I've ever had!! The Tropical Green one OH MY HEAVENS Thank you for posting the recipe and for having us come to the get together you are so much fun!! Thank You for inviting us!!
Love the Joshs Baby picture it looks like a photo in a magazine for Toyota ha ha!! Thanks Again can't wait to make it for the fam
Love You!

Marissa said...

Hi Natalie (aka Sista Mills)! Thanks for posting those salad recipes. I love salads in the summertime! I'll definitely be giving them a try. I posted a new banana bread recipe on my blog. It's HEAVENLY! If you like banana bread at all you should make it. Love and miss ya!

THE Bridesmaid said...

I haven't read your blog in a while...I had given up on you!
Good job :)
Although you totally didn't post about your baby shower HERE in your HOME.