Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's Foodie Friday over at Designs by Gollum There a couple of salads that are easy to make and yet so, so good. I wanted to share them with you today.

The first is a spinach, apple salad. Here's some of the ingredients you will need for the dressing.

You'll need golden raisins and cashews, as well.

The finished product with the dressing. I would let the individual put the amount they want on each serving.

Recipe as follows:

10 oz. bag of spinach
1/2 cup cashews (salted)
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 apples diced (granny smith is best but I use gala, too)
1/4 cup apple cider
1/4 sugar
1/4 extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. crazy mix-up salt
shake well

This one is a great summer salad with Romaine lettuce and fresh fruit. The dressing on this salad makes the salad.
6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
1 banana sliced
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup cream of coconut
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted (optional) Mix well and chill in frig. Pour on salad as desired

Note: Look for cream of coconut with drink mixers in supermarkets, under brands such as Coco Lopez. They are just outside the liquor section at my grocery store. It is non-alcoholic.


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Walking on Sunshine... said...

Sounds yummy! The dressing in the second one sounds delicious! Cream of coconut??? YUM!! Enjoy your day!

Happy @ Home said...

Those both sound right up my alley. Perfect for summertime too. Thanks for sharing. I will be trying them.

Anonymous said...

I love spinach salads in any way, shape or form. I am going to try the dressing in the second salad. That sounds really good.

Mary said...

These are both lovely summer salads. Your photos of the assembly process are wonderful Thanks for sharing them with us.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

both sound like great summer salads! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

imjacobsmom said...

Both salads really sound good. I agree with the others the dressing on the second one does sound intriguing, refreshing actually. ~ Robyn

Leann said...

Isn't Summer the perfect time to have salad for dinner? I don't think that my DH would go for that in the winter.

Thanks for visiting last week. I've been ill and am just now making return visits.

Enjoy your weekend!

Really Rainey said...

That looks wonderful... and it could be a meal too... with the cashews for protein! Yummm

Miss Janice said...

I love summer salads and these sound delish!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

These salads sound really good, I want to try them! I love salads in the summertime, I've been making a lot lately. Thanks for the recipes!