MapleSalad

Summer Salads: Marvelous Maple!

On May Long Weekend we went to stay at my parent’s house on the lake.
We were hoping for a warm and fun weekend, and we were not disappointed!
For the first time in recent memory, we did not have a snowfall on May Long!  Whew!
Instead,  we were treated to spectacular warm weather and fabulous food!  What a great time!
My mom, as usual, fed us well!  The highlight for me, was this Maple Vinaigrette Salad.
So so good.  A flavour explosion in my mouth!  Really.

 

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Summer Salads: Marvelous Maple!
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Ingredients

    Maple Vinaigrette: (a recipe from my Mom)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (the real stuff!)
  • 1 tbsp water (add more if you feel it needs it)
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Salad:
  • Romaine, Green Leaf, or Butter Lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 or 2 Mangoes, cut up into bite-sized chunks
  • Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 - 1/2 Red Onion, sliced thin
  • 1 cup Pecans

Instructions

  1. Blend together the vinegar, oil, sugar, syrup, water, mustard and salt.
  2. Toss with lettuce, mango, onion, cheese and pecans.
  3. Enjoy!
http://www.aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com/summer-salads-marvelous-maple/

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6 Comments

  • Reply Becky May 25, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    This sounds wonderful, I love mangoes. New follower from Wandering Wednesday.

  • Reply Lindsay May 25, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    I want to make this! Another delicious salad recipe you had hiding up your sleeve 😉 I bet the
    mustard gives perfect amount of “kick”

    XO
    Delighted Momma

  • Reply Laurie@TheBakingBookworm May 26, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    One of my favourite summer salads is very similar to yours. Due to a nut allergy I can’t add the pecans so I use hulled sunflower seeds (and add some fresh strawberries too). Truly delicious! I’ve been on the lookout for a homemade Maple Balsamic dressing so I was thrilled to see you had one!!! I can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks!

  • Reply www.StarHughes.com May 26, 2011 at 4:35 AM

    Oh how yummy! I love any salad with mangoes and pecans. Looks delicious! I’m stockpiling all of your salad recipes 🙂

    Star Hughes Living

  • Reply Divvy Up Diva May 26, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Thanks for sharing! This looks super yummy! I am stopping by from the Strut Your Stuff Link Party. I am your newest follower and cannot wait to read more:) I would love to have you stop by my blog when you have a chance!
    http://www.divvyupdiva.com

  • Reply Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING May 27, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    I would love to invite you over to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS linky party for Summer Salads. This recipe would be perfect, we hope you stop by and link it up! Thanks a million!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/05/this-weeks-cravings-30-summer-salads.html

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