Granny Sandy's Simple Salad Recipe

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Granny Sandy's Simple Salad

Rebecca Hallstrom


Growing up, every Sunday after church, the whole extended family would gather at our house where Granny Sandy (my Mama) would fry up chicken with all the fixins. One of the fixins was often this simple, tasty salad that easily takes the place of a traditional coleslaw.

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20 Min


head of iceburg lettuce
1/2 c
sweet onion (yellow, red or white)
4 oz
medium cheddar cheese (e.g., colby longhorn)
1/2 c
miracle whip salad dressing
1/4 tsp
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp
white vinegar
1 Tbsp


1Clean the lettuce and core it, then either tear or shred it into strips or bite-sized pieces; place in salad bowl.
2Dice onion into very small pieces and add to lettuce.
3Cut cheddar cheese into very small cubes(do not shred) and add to lettuce.
4In a separate small bowl, mix salad dressing, salt, pepper, vinegar and sugar. Mix well until sugar is dissolved and dressing is smooth and creamy.
5Refrigerate both bowls. Right before serving, add dressing to lettuce and toss well. If salad appears a little "dry", make a little more dressing and add, as required.
6NOTE: If you just can't bring yourself to use Miracle Whip, then substitute mayonnaise, but add an extra tablespoon of sugar.

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