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Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Salads



I love Summer Salads!

Since this salad is so simple, I don't even have a recipe...but sliced watermelon, cantaloupe, raisins, pine nuts and sprinkled with shredded coconut.  No dressing needed.  


My next favorite summer salad is cantaloupe on a bed of fresh spinach
and topped with a Poppy Seed Dressing.  



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Poppy Seed Dressing

3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon onion juice
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 cup salad oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1/3 cup cider vinegar

Put all ingredients except poppy seeds into a jar with a lid and shake it
until thick and smooth. Add seeds, shake again and serve. Store in the
fridge and re-shake as it will settle.

Notes:  WHStoneman


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Another one of our summer favorites is just a chopped salad with Egg & Radish 
finished with a Russian Dressing.  


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Russian Salad Dressing

1/4 c sugar
3 tb water
1 c vegetable oil
1/2 c catsup
2 tb lemon juice
1 ts vinegar
1/2 ts salt
1/2 ts paprika
1 1/2 ts celery seeds
1 tb Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c onion; grated

In a sauce pan cook sugar and water until thick. Cool syrup.

Combine the remaining ingredients. Add syrup and whisk to blend well.


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Another beautiful Summer Salad with chopped greens, eggs and topped
with Cottage Cheese.   A freshly made Italian Dressing  really sparks all the flavors.  

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Italian Dressing

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon dried  Italian spices
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  black pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
3 tablespoons water

Combine all ingredients in a blender on high until combined, about 30
seconds.  Pour into small bowl and cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.  
Stir before serving.


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