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Luncheon Salad with Pretty in Pink Dressing

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone!  Now I know that I have shared several ideas for St. Patty’s as far as dinner and dessert, but this could still qualify today for your green celebration because this is a leafy green salad.  However, this recipe for luncheon salad with pretty in pink dressing is also perfect to serve at a bridal or baby shower. It is especially good for a baby girl shower.  It is even excellent as a main dish or side to a regular dinner at home. 

This recipe comes from one of my aunts.  It is a very versatile salad.  You can adjust it as you like.  You can add chicken to make a heartier salad or leave it out.  Either way it is delicious.  The recipe also makes a ton, but can be easily adjusted to a smaller scale.  I  love that the dressing it ends up being a beautiful pink color thanks to some purple onion and red wine vinegar.  Yummy!

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Here is what you need to make the

Luncheon Salad with Pretty in Pink Dressing


 
  • ROMAINE LETTUCE
  • MEDITERRANEAN SALAD MIX
  • FRESH PARMESAN
  • SHREDDED MOZZARELLA
  • BACON
  • ROASTED SLIVERED ALMONDS
  • CHICKEN BREAST
  • TERIYAKI MARINADE
  • CRAISINS
  • DICED RED APPLE
  • SUGAR
  • RED WINE VINEGAR
  • DRY MUSTARD
  • SALT
  • RED ONION
  • CANOLA OIL
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Luncheon Salad with Pretty in Pink Dressing

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag romaine lettuce
  • 2 bags Mediterranean salad mix can do one of these bags as spinach
  • 1 ½ cup fresh Parmesan
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2-1 pd. cooked and crumbled bacon
  • ½ cup roasted slivered almonds I used Butter Toffee Glazed Almond Accents
  • 6 cooked chicken breast that have been marinated in teriyaki diced (or you can leave the chicken out which is what I did this time)

Additional mix ins:

  • craisins
  • diced red apple
  • extra almonds
  • Pretty in Pink Dressing
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup canola oil
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Instructions
 

  • Toss ingredients together and serve with Pretty In Pink Dressing.
  • For the dressing - In the blender add the sugar, vinegar, dry mustard, salt, and red onion. Turn on blender and through opening in blender lid slowly add 1 cup canola while blending.  Blend until onion is all chopped into dressing and is well blended with the oil.
  • If I had to guess this should serve at least 18 people.
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9 Comments

  1. Thank you for the great idea, pink is my daughters favorite color. This is great way to get her to eat salad.

  2. Oooh, I made this for a work pot-luck today. I premade the dressing and was able to bring all the other prepped ingredients and quickly toss together just before lunch time.
    I was interested to see whether my all-male coworkers would go along with the salad. It’s full of goodies and surprises and I’m happy to report, THEY LOVED IT.
    I cut the sugar in half because 1 cup terrorized me. It made a beautiful presentation. I will be serving this at a baby shower next month.
    Many thanks Laura!

  3. This looks yummy. I am so glad I found this site. It is a little late for St. Patty’s day for me now, but maybe I will make it for Sunday dinner.