Monday, April 1, 2013

Pink Salad


This salad has been a family favorite for years.  It was first brought to Grandma's 80th birthday party by a dear friend, Jillian.  Since then the recipe has been passed around the extended family.  It resurfaced recently and we have enjoyed it all over again!  It was the perfect salad for my daughter to take to a gathering with some of her friends today, and there was enough for my husband and I to enjoy for lunch too!
It is one delicious salad. Perfect for any gathering.

Pink Salad 
Romaine Lettuce
Red Leaf Lettuce
Cooked Bacon--about 6 slices, diced
Mozzarella or Jack Cheese, 1/4 inch dice
Dried Cherry and Berries Mix
Sugared Almonds--1 cup sliced almonds, 1/4 cup sugar. Heat in a non-stick pan over low heat till sugar is dissolved and almonds are a light brown. Keep a close eye on this--they are easy to burn.
Diced Cooked Chicken--if you want this to be a main dish salad.
Pink Dressing
1/8 of a Red Onion (yes this is enough)
1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Dried Mustard
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Oil
Using a immersion blender or food processor blend onion, vinegar, sugar, salt and dried mustard. Slowly add oil and blend until you have a beautiful thick, creamy, smooth pink dressing.
Mix together all salad ingredients, dress salad just before serving.
(Printable Recipe)  



15 comments:

Nedra said...

Looks yummy, Cindy. And perfect as summer is approaching.

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

Yum Cindy! That sounds awesome and the dressing is so pretty. I love the family recipes that stand the test of time!

Rebekah said...

Fabulous! Looks so healthy and delicious....and I think maybe even my "ranch dressing only" girls would deviate from the norm to try pink dressing!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

That sounds wonderful! You had me at bacon.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

looks fabulous and fully of flavor!
Mary x

WizzyTheStick said...

Such a pretty salad. It looks so festive.

Liz Berg said...

Oh, boy, I love a salad chock full of goodies! I could live off this gorgeous dish!

Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner said...

I love salads! This looks so refreshing!!

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh that looks so delicious!!!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, I love the catchy name as well as the colorful ingredients for this delicious looking salad! It would be perfect indeed to take to a gathering of friends to be enjoyed by all!
Hope that you and your family had a wonderful Easter weekend!

Debra Eliotseats said...

Love the salad and the name. This would be perfect for a brunch dish or a tea!!!!

Danelle M said...

This sounds delicious. And I'm just happy to know how to make sugared almonds!

Krista Low said...

I am thinking lunch! The pink salad dressing looks fabulous. Can't wait to try this one! Krista @ http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com

Mrs. Diner said...

Look like my kind of salad! I think I'd substitute blue cheese, though, just because I love it!

Amber Brady said...

This sounds like a salad that I typically eat. Some sweet things, some savory things! I love the pink dressing! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays!

~Amber
http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com/