Recipe: Favorites - Salad Greens and Fruit

(You pick - Create your own unique salad!)

6 cups greens (fresh leaf spinach and/or mixed greens
6 tablespoons chopped green onion
2 cups fresh fruit (berries, pears, kiwi, apple, grapes, pineapple)
1 can (10 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
½ cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, cherries)
½ cup crumbled or grated cheese (feta, gorgonzola, Monterey Jack cheese)
½ cup glazed or toasted soynuts*

Layer greens large salad bowl or platter. Top with green onion, fresh fruit, oranges, dried fruit and cheese and soynuts. Serve with Vinaigrette. Serves 4 to 6

Favorite Vinaigrette:
½ cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 shallot, minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/3 cup raspberry or strawberry jam
Place all dressing ingredients in blender container. Whirl to thoroughly combine.
Makes ¾ cup dressing. Pour over salad mixture

* Candied or glazed soynuts: combine ½ cup soynuts, 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons water in skillet; heat over medium heat stirring as mixture caramelizes for about 5 minutes: remove from heat to cool; break cooled mixture into pieces to top salad.
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