Thursday, November 20, 2008

California Salad...

I thought I better through something green and raw in the mix, in case we are getting tired of soups and stews!! This is a classic and works well with big groups- like showers, parties, or potlucks!

2 Heads of Romaine
2 avocados
1 cup candies pecans
1/2 cup cranberries
2 green apples or bosh pairs
4 green onions, finely chopped
2 cans mandarin oranges
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 
1/3 chicken breast per person

Dressing: 2 options
1. Store Bought: Marston's Dressing
2. Refreshing Dressing:
     6 TBSP olive oil
     6 TBSP red wine
     2 TBSP lemon juice (fresh is best)
     1/2 tsp. salt
     1/4 tsp. pepper
     1/2 tsp. dijon mustard
     honey to taste
Pretty self explainatory... Wash the chicken, cube it, add some olive oil to a pan, brown it, season it with S&P. Cut and wash the lettuce, chop the onions, apples/pairs, slice the avocados, throw in the cranberries, pecans, blue cheese (if desired), and mandarin oranges! Toss it all together with the dressing right before you serve it.

1 comment:

Holly said...

Yummy! I just made this salad, with tons of substitutions of course, for a work pot lock. I referred people to your magnificent blog. Gorgonzola was a marvelous substitute for blue cheese and I candied almonds instead of pecans (though whole candied almonds turn out differently than sliced almonds...). This is a salad I could eat every day. I LOVED the wine dressing. We have another winner!