Daddy’s Orange-Walnut Salad w/ Paprika D
Source of Recipe
This wonderful salad is one my dad, the salad chef makes. He described it to me and sent me the recipe. It is absolutely delicious. The dressing is a sweet and sour vinaigrette. Everything in this salad is just perfectly balanced and doesn’t need one additional thing or any changes at all. Daddy does this as individual composed salads rather than a tossed salad – beautiful and elegant.
List of Ingredients
2 small heads Bibb lettuce
1 lb. fresh spinach, torn into bite-size pieces
1 heart of Romaine, cut into slices
1 large can mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 c. coarsely chopped walnuts
2 t. butter
Feta cheese, crumbled
SWEET & SOUR PAPRIKA DRESSING:
1 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. vinegar [I used red wine vinegar]
1/2 c. sugar [I used Splenda]
1 t. salt
1 t. celery seeds
1 t. dry mustard
1 t. paprika
1 t. grated onion [I used 2 t.]
Sauté the walnuts in butter until lightly browned. Set aside. Place a couple of whole Bibb lettuce leaves on each salad plate. Top with spinach and Romaine. Scatter orange segments, walnuts and cranberries on top of lettuces. Drizzle with dressing and top with feta cheese.
Combine all ingredients in a jar. Cover tightly and shake vigorously. Chill for several hours. Shake again before serving. Yield: 1 3/4 c.