1 (10 ounce) package Italian mix salad
Everyone's Favorite Salad
1 (6 ounce) package baby spinach
2 to 3 Granny Smith apples, cored, chopped
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
Poppy Seed Dressing ( recipe below)
In large bowl combine all ingredients. Toss to mix. Makes 8 to10 servings.
Poppy Seed Dressing
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1 teaspoon dried mustard.
In medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Salt to taste. Whisk until well blended.
Recipes can be found on page 65 in MY KIND OF COOKING COOKBOOK
Don't let the amount of sugar in the dressing scare you away. This is the only salad I have ever seen where men go back for seconds. Hands down, it if my favorite salad and dressing.
My friend Mary gave me this recipe. Mary has two specialties, salads and cookies. She justifies her cookie habit by eating a lot of salads. That's what we like to call girl logic. I eat salad, therefore I can eat several cookies. It makes sense to me!
Whenever Mary brings a salad to church, it barely makes it out of the kitchen. The kitchen help dish themselves up secret plates of Mary's salad. By the time the rest of the congregation gets to Mary's salad, there is very little left. I have noticed that the number of ladies offering to help in the kitchen increases when Mary brings a new salad recipe.
Give this salad a try. It may become one of your favorites too!