Apple and Pecan Salad

IMG_3055This salad was an unexpected hit!  It’s another recipe from the Sam’s Club magazine. 

I don’t usually include oil as part of my salad dressing, but made an exception here.  BUT we didn’t use the entire salad dressing — we only used about 2 tablespoons at the most.  We’re saving the rest for future use.  It absolutely does not need that much dressing — it might render it soggy and it would be just too much.  Original recipe included 4 oz crumbled feta cheese, but I used NO cheese — no cheese required 🙂

Apple and Pecan Salad with Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

Makes 8 servings — Prep time:  5 minutes

Okay, the recipe says 8 servings but it’s so good it turned out to be 4 large servings–so good!

Salad Ingredients:  1 head romaine lettuce — 3/4 cup pecans — 1 apple (recipe suggested Fuji, I used Gala) — 1/2 cup dried cranberries — 1 small red onion

Dressing Ingredients:  1/2 cup honey — 2 tablespoons poppy seeds — 3/4 cup vegetable oil (I used olive oil) — 1/2 cup cider vinegar — 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions:  1. chop lettuce, apple and onion (I used 1/2 scallion instead of onion).   2.  Proportion salad ingredients to personal taste.   3. combine dressing ingredients and mix thoroughly.   4. Toss dressing with salad just before serving.

 

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