Tuesday, June 9, 2009

It's always fun to share recipes, especially tried and true ones....like this salad, that is SO GOOD for a summer day. I've had it a while, and never tire of it. You may have heard of it, but this is a reminder to enjoy it sometime soon if you've had it. If you've not, try it and it will likely become an old stand by....it's so delicious! Head on over to Jen's and see what else is cooking for Tasty Tuesday. Thanks so much for hosting, Jen!!!

suzanne's summer salad:

1/2 c. sliced almonds
3 T. sugar
2-3 green onions, chopped
1/2 head iceberg lettuce
1 head romaine lettuce
11 oz. can mandarin oranges or 1 to 2 cups fresh sliced strawberries

Over medium heat, cook almonds and sugar, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
Dressing: Mix and shake and pour over salad right before serving.

1/2 t. salt
dash pepper
1/4 c. vegetable oil
2 T. vinegar (red wine, raspberry or cider flavored)
1 T. parsley flakes
2 T. sugar
dash of Tabasco sauce

27 comments:

Just a little something from Judy said...

Thank you for this amazing looking salad recipe. I can't wait to try it. Also, thank you for bringing a smile to my face yesterday when you wanted to make something rubber that was wood. I could relate to that predicament.

Lisa said...

Love that salad! Can't wait to make one! We have strawberries right now!
Hugs, Lisa

Melanie said...

I went back and copied your Chinese Chicken Salad recipe. Can't wait to get the ingredients to try that one.
Melanie@Bella~Mella

Stacey said...

I could totally eat that right now! I think I have the ingredients too. :)

Jessica Morris said...

MMM! That looks scrumptious!!
I love any food with strawberries! :)

Cathy said...

I was headed to the market and thought I would check out a few blogs first...good thing!!! Now I can make this yummy salad...I am totally in the mood for this...YEAH!!!

Thank you for sharing!!!

Enjoy the day!!!
XOXO
Cathy

jenjen said...

Sounds so good Suzanne! I made a salad this weekend with mandarin oranges, but I love how yours has strawberries too. What a yummy combination.

XOXO
Jen

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Ooo--I love a summer salad! :)

April said...

Oh, Suzanne...you make me want to whip that up for dinner!

Queenmothermamaw said...

That was a good idea to check the blogs first before going to the grocery. I will make a plan to do that. That is a beautiful salad and strawberries are out there now.
Blessings
QMM

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Sounds delicious! I love a salad with strawberries! Enjoy your day!

Bee said...

Sounds delicious. I hate cooking in the summer. (I hate cooking in the winter, spring and fall, too, but that's another matter.) Anyway, this would make a great supper on those especially hot nights.

Lisa said...

I think I'll try the mandarin orange version. I'm feeling orange-y:O) Sounds delish!

Paula said...

Your salad sounds perfect for a summer meal. The candied almonds especially sound good!

Rebecca said...

Oh yummy yummy. This does indeed sound like the perfect summer salad. Thanks for the recipe! We have yummy strawberries right now and this is a great use for those. Is that feta sprinkled on the salad too? Man, I'm gettin' hungry....

Shannon said...

I love a good salad and that looks delicious!

Richella said...

THANK YOU for posting this recipe. Complete with dressing. I mean, really--I wish all recipes were written like this! I look forward to trying it.

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

great photo...makes me hungry!
love your new, er, media cabinet! yes, i've wished wood was rubber at times, and doorways were elastic! but those pieces are so beautiful, it's worth wishful thinking!

Robin said...

Oh that looks beautiful. What a great lunch!
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

shopannies said...

sounds delicious

southern queen bee said...

Sounds healthy and yummy...

Controlling My Chaos said...

I love summer salads. For some reason I don't love making them, but I do love eating them.

Robin said...

**DROOLING** over here! That looks and sounds SO DELICIOUS!! I will have to try this, for sure!!

{{HUGS}}

Robin ;o)

Melinda said...

We had this at Bunco Monday night and it is FABULOUS!!

Thanks for the recipe!

Melinda

http://youknowjuststuff.blogspot.com

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

The salad sounds so yummy! Wouldn't have thought to ever use strawberries in such a salad!

Love your armoire below! What a beautiful piece! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Twice as Nice said...

Looks great, lite and tasty! I will have to give it a try. Never heard of this salad before.

pk @ room remix said...

YUM!!! I can't wait to try this! :-)