I am a mom of 4. I love to cook and try new recipes.
Every once in awhile a new recipe is tried and the family often responds with "mom..it's a keeper" meaning add this one to the family recipe book. So here I've compiled them all in one spot so they're easy to get to and add to. Hope you enjoy them as much as we have, and maybe they'll be keepers for you as well.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

How to Get Kids to Eat Salad? Pineapple Avocado Salad

So how do you get your kids to eat salad? Just make this and you'll be amazed! (we were)

6 cups of Spring lettuce mix
1 1/2 c. honey sesame cashews (trader joes, so yummy)
1 avocado
1 small can mandarin oranges (drained)
1 20 oz. can pineapple chunks (drained, but save juice for dressing)

Toss all ingredients together and top with the following dressing:

Best salad dressing EVER!
1/2 c. +2 T. orange juice
10 T. pineapple juice (this is left over from the pineapple)
1 T. lemon juice
1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
3T. dijon mustard
1/2 t. garlic, minced
1 t. salt
1/2 t. black pepper
1 t. cayenne pepper
1/2 c. + 2T. grapeseed or vegetable oil
5 T. olive oil

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, excluding the olive oil. Whisk until mixed well then add olive oil. Serve on top of salad! SOOOO Yummy!

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