MAPLE DIJON SALAD

sharon flanagan

By
@sharflan

I first made this to serve at our family reunion feast. I had prepared enough to fill a large roasting pan and nothing was left, not even a nut! Everyone loved it and requested the recipe before leaving, even my big brother! (as a side note, it's now the ONLY salad dressing he'll eat, on ANY salad!)


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Prep:

20 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1/2 c
maple syrup, pure
1/2 c
dijon mustard
1/4 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
balsamic vinegar
1 1/4 c
iceberg lettuce, torn
1 1/4 c
romaine lettuce, torn
1 1/4 c
baby spinach, torn
1/2 c
carrot, matchstick cut
1/2 small
red onion, cut into rings
1/2 c
sweet red pepper, chopped
1/3 c
apple, chopped
1/3 c
mandarin orange pieces
1/3 c
pecans (whole or chopped)
1 Tbsp
sesame seeds, toasted
cooked chicken (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Be sure to wash the fruits and vegetables and dry on paper towels before cutting.
2
In a large bowl, mix your salad greens.
3
Sprinkle the carrot, red onion, apple and mandarin orange pieces over the top (they can be mixed in if desired).
4
Sprinkle your salad with the pecans and sesame seeds.
5
For the dressing, in a shaker bottle, add the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, brown sugar and Balsamic Vinegar.
Shake well to blend.
6
Pour desired amount over your salad.
7
* Top with cooked chicken pieces if desired.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy