Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What's to Eat? Wednesday: Dried Cherry Salad

One of my birthday presents was the Fix It and Forget It cookbook for the crockpot. Although the recipe I tried was a miserable fail I did make a successful salad out of the Easy Sides portion of the cookbook.

Dried Cherry Salad

Salad Ingredients

1/2 head of romaine lettuce, chopped

1/2 head of red leaf lettuce, chopped (I just used a bag of butter lettuce)

1/2 red onion, sliced

1 cup dried cherries

1 cup feta cheese

1/3 cup sugar

1 cup pecan halves

Raspberry Dressing Ingredients

4 Tbsp. raspberry vinegar

1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce

1/2 tsp. salt

4 Tbsp. sugar

pepper to taste

1 Tbsp. chopped parsley

1/2 cup vegetable oil


1. Place lettuces in a large salad bowl. Sprinkle with onion slices, dried cherries, and feta cheese.

2. In skillet, over medium heat, combine 1/3 cup sugar and pecans. Stir constantly until sugar melts and pecans are coated. Immediately pour pecans onto waxed paper to cool.

3. Sprinkle cooked nuts over salad.

4. To make dressing, combine vinegar, Tabasco sauce, salt, 4 Tbsp. sugar, pepper, and parsley in a small mixing bowl. While whisking slowly pour in oil until emulsified. Just before serving, pour over salad.

1 comment :

  1. oooh, i love that book! try the enchillada recipe - sooooooooo good. :)


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