Friday, May 08, 2009

Salad Festival!

There's a summer salad festival going on over at "A Heart for Home." I don't know about you, but I can never get enough salad! Here's the link:

Here is a salad my family really enjoys. Because it has a cabbage base, instead of lettuce, it 'keeps' longer. You really do want to go for the celery seed and the Longhorn Colby cheese for this, as they 'make' the recipe!

Delicious Vegetable Salad

A small head of cabbage (or half a big head) cut in chunks--don't shred it, this ain't cole slaw!
About a cup of Longhorn Colby Cheese, also cut in chunks
Cherry tomatoes
Broccoli, cut up
Carrots and celery, cut up
Anything else you like!!!!

Put these all in a big bowl.

The dressing:
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard...or squirt of the 'wet' kind
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
A dash of onion powder
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil (I think olive oil would be too strong.)

Mix all the dressing ingredients, except for the oil, in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for about a minute (depending on how strong your microwave is). Then stir until the sugar is dissolved and everything is nicely blended. Drizzle in the oil and stir--or do like I do, and just put it in a jar and shake like crazy.

Pour the warm dressing over the salad and toss. You can eat it like this, or later. You don't have to eat it warm--the heat is just to melt the sugar, I think!

All I know is, this tastes just as good a day later, if it lasts that long!


Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

Thanks for adding your salad to our Slew of Summer Salads carnival. We can't wait to try it.

Nanci said...

I love raw cabbage so this salad sounds especially appealing to me. I'm going to have to give this recipe a try!

BTW, as soon as we finished the blouse and M** tried it on, she said, "Oooo, I'm going to have to make another one of these without the ruffle. Black would look great with a pair of jeans!" Great minds think alike I guess!!!

shopannies said...

interesting neverhad a salad like that before

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Now this sounds good! I'll have to try this one for sure.

Hoosier Homemade said...

That salad sounds yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm glad to know there's a salad round-up, I'll be visiting.