Thursday, December 30, 2010

Favorite Christmas Salad

We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas!  We have taken a bit of a blogging vacation so that we can celebrate with our families, but I wanted to quickly share this fantastic recipe with you.  My family eats this salad every year with our Christmas Eve dinner and on other special occasions.  I'm not a huge salad fan, but this one is sooo yummy.  When we were teenagers, Michelle's family would spend Christmas Eve with my family, so she can also attest to its yumminess.  You don't need to save it for Christmas, either; it's really quick and easy to put together and can dress up any meal.  Enjoy!!

Christmas Salad
1 head lettuce (I like to use Romaine)
1 bunch spinach, well cleaned, or 1 package of baby spinach
3/4 lb feta cheese
1 lb bacon, fried and crumbled
1/2-1 lb sliced mushrooms
1 small red onion, sliced thinly (I'm not a huge onion fan, so I usually omit this)

1/2 c oil
1/2 c water
3/4 c white vinegar
3/4 c sugar (we have used Splenda with great results!)
1 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
1 1/2 tsp grated onion
3/4 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt

Mix dressing in a shaker.  Pour over salad and toss.  Share with your loved ones and watch them be amazed!


1 comment:

SheSaid said...

Oh YEah!!! This salad truely is WONDERFUL!!! I remember getting seconds (and possibly thirds if there was left overs) of this salad!!! (this is Michelle btw :)

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