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Cowgirl Salad


I don't know where salads get their names from, but this one is inspired by one I had in a restaurant, so I'll call it by the same name. You can add chicken to it, but it's a wonderful lunch served with Judy's Savory Cheddar Scones.

Ingredients: (for 2 extra large or 4 medium salads)

  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage 
  • 1 cup cooked edamame beans (cook 5 minutes in minimum amount of water)
  • 1 cup dates, chopped
  • 1 cups candied walnuts*
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup feta cheese
Sweet Vinaigrette Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon freeze dried cilantro or parsley (or fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Layer salad ingredients in a large bowl or on indivitual plates.
  2. Whisk or shake all dressing ingredients together.
  3. Drizzle on top or mix into salad. 



*To make candied walnuts: Place nuts in a small fry pan. Sprinkle with 2 Tablespoons brown sugar. Stir over medium heat until sugar melts and sticks to nuts. Remove to a small bowl to cool. 

7 comments:

  1. I had edamame (pron. "ed-a-mommy") for the first time on Easter Sunday. I liked it! Your recipe sounds good and I will try it.

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  2. Your recipe sounds delicious. I love fruit in my green salads but never thought of adding dates and the combo of dates and feta cheese sounds truly wonderful!!

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  3. The cowboy salad at Browns is my FAVOURITE! But then again, you and I have many of the same favourites! Looking forward to trying your version.

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  4. My new salad to try for next week. Looks Yummy!

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  5. I think I'll like this version too! I need to add freeze dried cilantro to my grocery list. So many recipes call for cilantro and I never have it on hand! I have learned to love it's flavour.

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  6. Thanks for the candied walnuts recipe - I have always wondered how "they" do that!

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  7. Your recipe sounds delicious. I love fruit in my green salads but never thought of adding dates and the combo of dates and feta cheese sounds truly wonderful!!

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