Tuesday, November 1, 2011

my favorite salad

I have been making this salad for quite awhile now and absolutely love it every time. 
You will for sure have 2-3 servings or more. 

Bacon Parmesan Salad

2/3 c. vinegar
1 c. oil
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 t. salt
2 t. mustard

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Pour into any container with a lid such as a tupperware or jar. I half this recipe for my husband and I, it makes quite a bit.

Romaine lettuce
sugared almonds
parmesan cheese (I prefer the shredded kind in the little tub for this salad)
mandarin oranges (optional)
red onion

Slice your onion (however much you prefer) and add it to the dressing, put the lid on and allow the onion to marinate for an hour or so.

Now cook your bacon. I slice it up before cooking it, just because I like to :)

Make your sugared almonds. They are kinda hard to explain...but I'll try. Put your almonds and a lot of sugar in a pan. Turn your heat up to medium high and stir the entire time. As soon as the sugar starts to melt continue stirring for a few seconds then remove from the heat before they burn. Remove from pan onto wax paper. Delicious.

Combine your lettuce, bacon, sugared almonds & mandarin oranges in a large bowl. Pour your dressing over the entire salad and toss. Add your parmesan cheese and toss again.

Now...enjoy my favorite salad!