Monday, June 14, 2010

Greens and Fruits with Sesame Snap Crunch

Summer is salad season. There are so many great salad recipes to choose from, but for this one I just put together some fancy lettuce, added fresh and dried fruits and then broke up Sesame Snaps for some crunch and sweetness. I've added a Pureed Red Onion Dressing recipe to serve on the side...this salad combination has enough goodness in it to satisfy those who pass on the dressing.

Ingredients: for 6-8 servings
  • 8-10 loosely measured cups of fancy or mixed greens
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup fresh sliced strawberries
  • 1 large orange, cut into sections
  • 2 kiwi, sliced
  • 1 apple pear, pealed and chopped fine
  • 1 1 1/4 oz package Sesame Snaps (found in the candy isle. each package has 4 thin wafers)
  • Break up the Sesame Snaps and add just before serving.
Toss all ingredients together. Serve dressing on the side.

Pureed red Onion Dressing:
This dressing is a pretty pink colour when blended.
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard
Place all ingredients in blender and puree. Pour into a jar and place in fridge for at least and hour to blend flavours. This dressing can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for up to a week.

8 comments:

  1. i like the idea of sesame snaps in the salad, a nice change. sounds deeelish.

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  2. Do you think it would work with a sugar substitute like either splenda or stevia?

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  3. Aren't those mixed greens absolutely fantastic for making a delicious salad - with anything that's in the fridge? Quick and easy and very tasty! Looking forward to trying your dressing recipe!

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  4. This looks delicious! I am going to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing. I also love summer salads and it is nice to find one that is just a little different.

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  5. The sesame snaps is such a good idea. The salad looks perfect for a nice lunch.

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  6. I like this...from the dressing to the sesame snaps! Great ideas.

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