Monday, March 31, 2008

Salad in a Pinch--Lettuce or Spinach with Fruit and Nuts

I love salad bars with all those varied and wonderful veggies--all fresh, cleaned, sliced, diced, and ready to eat. In our kitchen, I just can't keep up with all the cleaning, chopping, blah, blah, blah! So, I just keep some regular no-prep supplies on hand and make my own dressings. Here are my must-always-have basics.Our kids love to top off their salads with toasted or candied nuts. I keep a container of them on hand most of the time! Here's the recipe for Sugar and Spice Glazed Pecans that I use. I also LOVE to use the dressing (WITH the sesame oil) from my Napa Salad with most of my everyday salads. I keep a plunger of it in my fridge.