Red, White and Blue Summer Salad
1 head romaine lettuce, cut into bite sized pieces
1 head red lettuce, cut into bite sized pieces
1 c. glazed walnuts or pecans ** see note below
2 c. sliced strawberries
1 ½ c. blueberries
4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
1 cup sugar
½ cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp dry mustard
1½ tsp salt
½ cup chopped red onion
1 cup canola oil
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
Place lettuces in a large bowl and combine. Follow by layering the glazed nuts followed by the strawberries, blueberries, and finishing with the feta cheese.
To make the dressing: add the sugar, vinegar, dry mustard, salt, red onion to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Then, through opening in blender lid slowly add 1 cup canola while blending.
Add poppy seeds and pulse a few times until combined. Serve dressing with salad.
- ** You can buy glazed nuts from the store or make your own. To make your own: Add 1 cup walnuts or pecans to a sauce pan with 1 Tbsp honey. Cook over medium while stirring for a few minutes until the honey begins to look foamy in the pan. Remove from the heat and place on a greased baking sheet. Allow to cool completely.