23 Feb

How To Make The Yummiest Salad EVER!

Seriously, this will even make salad-haters reconsider…  and, bonus: it’s SO easy to make once you have all the ingredients on hand.

Here’s what you’ll need:

-a bag of leafy greens

-a green apple

-dried cranberries

-candied pecans

-crumbled gorgonzola cheese

-balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Step 1: Pour a few tablespoons of the balsamic into the bowl before you add the other ingredients (about 2 tbsp. per serving).  My mom taught me this great trick— it keeps the salad from getting soggy and over-doused in dressing after the fact!

Step 2: Add the leafy greens next, followed by the toppings (about 1/8 cup of each topping per serving).

Step 3: Toss & enjoy!

This salad is my go-to for diner parties because it’s always such a hit.  And lately, I’ve been keeping all of the ingredients on hand and making individual servings for myself at lunchtime!  It’s super hearty and oh-so-easy.  Try it out, and let me know what you think!

What do you think of this salad recipe?  Do you have a go-to side dish when you’re hosting people for dinner?  Have you ever tried the salad dressing trick before?  Tell me in the comments!


{ posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 }


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Comments: {2}

  • Sarah writes:

    I made this salad on Tuesday! I love it, but we put in feta not gorgonzola cheese, but I bet it is great with Gorgonzola too! Thanks for sharing!

  • Michelle Anna writes:

    Love this! Def. will use goat cheese on all of my salads!

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