Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Dinner...(Updated with pics!)

Our family is planning on dining at a friend's tomorrow, but we are brining along a few contributions for the Easter dinner. I am making a Highlands salad and a layered mocha cheesecake.
I've no clue if the salad recipe actually came from the Highlands, but I tasted this yummy salad at a teacher's luncheon and begged for the recipe. So, here it is.

Highlands Salad

Combine in a large salad bowl and chill until ready to serve:
1 medium head green leaf lettuce, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 avocado, chopped (a little lemon juice will keep it from browning)
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
1/4 cupe dried cranberries
1/2 cup blue cheese (I use crumbled feta)

Mix Dressing and pour over salad when ready to serve:
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup oil (I used a little olive and canola oils)
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar

Toast 1/2 cup slivered almonds and 3 Tbsp sugar (small frying pan over low heat) until the sugar dissolves and the nuts are toasty. Top your dressed salad with these nuts.

I also made a layered mocha cheesecake and you can find that recipe here.


Jennifer P. said...

That salad sounds so yummy--and I actually make a very similar cheesecake for easter! (Mine's from Everyday Food, but very similar!).

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. So sorry that you, too, are without your mom. We're a little sadder than your average woman, I think--but a little stronger too.

Best to you and Happy Easter!

MaryLu said...

The salad sounds so good! I love avocados (that doesn't look spelled right!)
Have a blessed Easter!

Beth said...

Yum! That's my kind of salad!

Amy said...

That cake! Surely I gained five pounds just drooling over it. YUM!

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