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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Summer Salad

Short on time, or cooking utensils? Need to wow someone with a great salad? Then I have the recipe for you.

1 bag of prepackaged salad, the fancy field greens look really pretty, but any lettuce would work.
1/2 to 3/4 apple diced into bit sized pieces. I prefer the Fuji or another firm/tart apple.
1 clam shell of fresh strawberries, sliced.
Chopped pecans, I don't measure. I just sprinkle over the top until it looks like this. For the dressing I use the Brianna's Home Style Poppy Seed. (I like it because it has very basic ingredients, no high fructose corn syrup.) You could probably make your own, but remember this is the salad for the time or life crunch.

Isn't it pretty? It tastes even better than it looks!

This is roughly based off a salad from some restaurant in Tacoma. Our good friend Al mentioned how much his wife liked this type of salad, so this is what I came up with. I love that is it quick and easy, and I can make it in my primitive TLF kitchen here in Oklahoma. It is wonderful on these HOT Oklahoma days, very refreshing. You know, you could add some grilled chicken and call it a meal.



  1. Looks Good! I have a berry and spinach recipe that is similar. The apples would add some crunch! Thanks!

  2. enlighten me a bit--1 clam shell of fresh strawberries?? It does sound good unless you really have to add 1 clam shell!

  3. A clam shell is what I call the small to medium size plastic container of strawberries.

  4. that looks good... interesting and good:)