I think I've mentioned before that I'm pretty horrible at making salads. In case you've missed it...I am. Salads just haven't been my thing. It seems so silly that I could make something so simple go so wrong, but I do it. I think it may be my hidden super power.
Recently, though, I've been determined to break my bad salad streak. Instead of making things up as I go along (like I often do), I've busted out my cookbooks looking for salads that I think I can manage.
Recently, I found one. I made it. Success!
This salad is simply gorgeous and only takes about 5 minutes to throw together. I've taken it to several potlucks in the past month, and I've gotten numerous requests for the recipe. It really is absolutely delicious.
The salad is quite simple - a beautiful collection of greens, nuts, cheese, and blueberries tossed in a homemade sweet poppy seed dressing. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have!
from The Taste of Home Entertaining Cookbook
8 cups torn mixed salad greens
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1/2 cup sunflower kernels, toasted
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 T. red wine vinegar
1 1/2 t. ground mustard
1 1/2 t. poppy seeds
Layer the first five ingredients in a salad bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake to mix well. Pour dressing over salad and toss. Serves 8-12.