After she had given me the rundown of all their yummy eats, and by the way, yes I was jealous. She proceeds to tell me, her and her co-workers have been reading my blog and that they are now fans and would love to come over here and eat. After, I stopped giggling, I said, "Yes of course, I'd love that". My sister's birthday is right around the corner, so I'm having a birthday party for her and her friends.
I don't know what makes me happier, that someone actually reads my blog or that people want to eat my food! I can't wait, we are going to have so much fun and of course lots of yummy food. I'm going to give you the recipe the way I got it, and I'll put my edits on the side. I only edited, because I had to sub some stuff for what I had on hand. It was so good; it really didn't need any improvements.
Citrus and Mixed Greens Salad
1 bag of mixed salad greens (I used an herb mixed greens from Trader Joe's)
1/2 cup red seedless grapes, halved
1 - 11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
1 - 8 oz. container pineapple chunks, drained
1 - 8 oz. container grapefruit segments, drained
21 walnut halves, toasted (I used pecans, but the walnuts would have been good too)
Combine all the above in a big bowl. Can make prior to needed and store in refrigerator. Toss with dressing prior to serving. I bought larger containers of fruit, so I'd have some leftover, since my daughter loves all these anyways, she's my fruit girl.
Orange Poppy Seed Dressing
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tbsp. champagne vinegar (I used an orange champagne vinegar)
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. poppy seeds
Combine orange juice, honey, oil, vinegar and salt in blender, process until blended. Add poppy seeds, pulse once. Cover and refrigerate.
I just wanted to say a special Thank You to Alisha for passing this recipe along. I think this recipe would be perfect not only for a potluck but any night of the week. My non-salad loving husband ate this like there was no tomorrow, so I knew it was a keeper. I loved this salad, not only because it was light and healthy, but it is perfect to get rid of those winter blues.