Saturday, July 19, 2008

Another Sweet Summer Recipe

Aunt Julie, The Pop'r Queen, likes to pick her own strawberries when they're in season. And she's always up for a summer recipe, such as Strawberry Salad, which actually combines sweet and tangy tastes in a cool seasonal medley. Top this delightful salad with Caramelized Nuts, and you've got a taste sensation worthy of any summer social!

Strawberry Salad
2 bunches Romaine, or spring salad mix, or baby spinach
2 bunches green onions, sliced thin
Sliced fresh strawberries
Dressing:
½ cup oil
½ cup sugar
4 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/8 – ¼ tsp. Worcestershire or hot pepper sauce
Top with caramelized nuts.
Toss the fruit, nuts and dressing with the green when ready to serve.

Caramelized Nuts
1 egg white
1 tsp. cold water
Beat 'til frothy.
Stir in 1 lb. pecan halves, coat evenly.
Then, combine:
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon (or more)
¼ tsp. salt
Pour over coated nuts, mixing well.
Bake on cookie sheet 1 hour @225. Stir occasionally.

7 comments:

micaela6955 said...

mmmm.... looks so cool and refreshing on this hot summer day! glad you've been stopping by my blog-hope you got your bag from Y-let me know how you like it! Been busy catching up on blogs, posts, you name it since work started I have been unable to get anything done. Hoping you have a great weekend!

Rachel said...

This looks awesome!

Givinya De Elba said...

Oooh, that looks good! The nachos were lovely, a great treat :)

christie said...

This looks amazing! I'll have to try this one right away!

Breanne Vasquez said...

This looks wonderful!! I will do that tomorrow. I have never caramelized nuts before - we will see how it goes.

Kelly @ Pass the Torch said...

Ooooh! Strawberry salad! That sounds awesome! And just the right season.

Kerith Collins said...

oh my gosh...that sounds so yummy!
kerith