It’s not too late to squeeze in a little salad before it gets too cold. Here’s a yummy salad if you want something new to eat.
1 bunch fresh spinach
1 bunch romaine lettuce
*1/2 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
*1 can mandarin oranges, drained
*1 medium apple, thinly sliced
*1/2 cup crasins
1 cup rice noodles
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup caramelized sliced or slivered almonds
3 Tbsp sugar
*All fruit can be added when in season; but salad is delicious with any two ingredients listed above.
Caramelize almonds by toasting sugar and almonds in a large sauce pan, striring constantly on loew heat 15 minuets or until almonds are brown. Then, gradually increase heat to medium so sugar will melt and glaze almonds. Immediately pour onto a plate to cool and break apart like peanut brittle. (this step is optional: add plain sliced almonds if desired.)
You can aloter amounts to your preference on any of these ingredients. Combine all ingredients making sure to add rice noodles and nuts last so they won’t get soggy.
Poppy Seed Dressing
3/4 cup Vinegar
1 1/2 cup Canola Oil
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Dry Mustard
1 Tbsp Poppy Seeds
1/2 tsp Salt
Pour vinegar and oil in blender, add dry ingredients. Mix until smooth. Stir in poppy seeds by hand.