Everyone loves a good salad and trust me, this one will not disappoint! If you only choose to try one recipe that I post here at Heather Loves Home, make sure it is this yummy salad with homemade dressing. It is so good and goes well with chicken, steak, fish, or by itself! I make it every year as a side with our Christmas dinner and it would also make a great side for Thanksgiving.
Here is the list of ingredients for the salad mix:
- 1 large container of spring mix (I like to use organic spring mix from Walmart)
- 2 cups of shredded mozzarella
- 2 cups of parmesan cheese
- 1 small bag of real bacon pieces
- 1 5oz package of Craisins
- Sliced almonds for garnish (optional)
Here is the list of ingredients for the dressing:
- 1 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar
Now for the fun part! Mix all of the salad ingredients together and toss. Next, mix the vegetable oil, sugar, and red wine vinegar in the blender until well blended. The only step left is to pour the dressing over the salad. I usually wait until we are ready to eat until I pour the dressing over the salad. However, this salad is also delicious leftover.
Actually, here is one more step and that is to ENJOY IT! I promise you will not be disappointed and if you are looking to make lifetime friends, then take this yummy salad with homemade dressing to your next potluck! Also, here is a quick tip. When I take this to a potluck, I mix the salad ingredients ahead of time and I also blend the dressing, but I don’t pour the dressing over the salad until we are ready to eat. This will keep the salad from getting too soggy. If you make this, please let me know how you like it. Enjoy!