Sunday, November 23, 2008

Craisins Salad

I've had a couple of people request this be put on the blog.  What makes this salad great is the dressing.  It is hands down one of the best salad dressings ever.  It is a crowd pleaser.  Everyone loves it. 

1 large bag spinach
4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
4 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
½ pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
½ of an 8 ounce bag of Craisins
½ cup sliced almonds, toasted

(Honestly, I never measure out any ingredients for a salad. The above are approximations. I just add the toppings until it looks delicious!)

Craisins Salad Dressing
(measure this exactly)

½ cup red wine vinegar
1 cup sugar
½ red onion chopped
1 ½ teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons mustard
1 cup oil
In blender mix all ingredients, except oil. Add oil and blend again.

(This is a large amount of dressing and is too much for the measurements of the salad I have posted. You won't need to use all the dressing for the salad. Either half the recipe or make the full recipe and save in fridge. It stays good for weeks. I always eyeball how much dressing to put in to make sure that there is a good balance between salad and dressing.)


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