Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tossed Green Salad with Sweet Onion Vinaigrette

My friend Debbie made this a week ago and I loved it. I am always looking for more ways to eat vegetables. This is a great way to eat them and enjoy it. I have made the salad 3 times since she gave me the recipe. It is so good. Yum! 

The salad was:

5-6 C mixed greens - spinach and romaine (or red lettuce instead of romaine)
1/2 C sliced almonds
1/2 C craisins or dried cherries etc..
1/2 C sunflower seeds
sometimes I also add a thinly sliced red onion
Optional items

1/3 C bacon bits
1/2 C shredded parmesan

Layer the ingredients so you get all the ingredients in each serving. 

I put the dressing on right before serving.  It will get soggy if you do it too far ahead. Add a little bit of dressing at a time to get just the right mix. 


2/3 cup olive oil
1/4 honey or sugar 
2 TBSP. diced purple onion
1/2tsp. salt
3TBSP. apple cider vinegar
1/4 C chia *optional

Blend together with a wire whisk. 

*If you use bacon. An easy way to do the almonds is to take the bacon bits and the almonds and saute' them together.  This gives the almonds some of the bacon flavor and roasts them a bit.  


  1. This was so good. I am so excited to get this recipe. Thanks for sharing. I am pretty sure I could have eaten the whole salad by myself.

  2. Thats how I felt the first time I ate it. :) So exciting to find a salad that is so yummy.