Simple Salad Dressing
1 pkg. dry Italian dressing mix
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
½ Olive or Canola Oil
3 Tbs. water
¼ cup raspberry jelly, warmed in microwave,
(Note: any flavor of jam or jelly may be substituted)
Shake all ingredients in cruet or whisk together in a small bowl until emulsified.
*Delicious served over any mixture of greens, topped with a variety of ingredients such as Craisins, toasted nuts, fresh berries, apples, any type of grilled meats, cheeses, etc.
Romaine Salad with Toppings:
1 heart of Romaine lettuce, chopped
½ cup roasted soy nuts
½ cup dried cranberries, or cherries, or raisins
1 package, 4 ounces of feta cheese, can use different flavors
½ cup toasted almonds, or walnuts, or pecans
Wasabi peas to taste (1/2 cup or so)
Mix all in salad bowl, add dressing and toss.
Other good “toppers” include:
Fresh fruit of any kind chopped
Mandarin orange slices
Cheddar or mozzarella, gorgonzola, goat or any type of cheese!