SPINACH SALAD WITH TURKEY, SWEET POTATO, GRAPES, APPLE, PEAR, DRIED CRANBERRIES AND PECANS
4 to 6 servings
Prepare spinach or other salad greens, grapes, apple, pear, sweet potato, turkey, pineapple, and dates for salad.
Place in a deep salad bowl; add cranberries and toss mixture lightly. May divide into individual salad bowls, if desired.
Add dressing of choice and toss again lightly to mix. Season to taste with salt, if desired. Garnish salad or salads
with toasted pecans. If using Marvelous Blue Cheese Dressing, may garnish salad with additional crumbled blue cheese.
Note: To toast pecans, arrange nuts in one layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated slow oven (325 degrees F.) for 8 to 10 minutes or until nuts are lightly browned and crisp.
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, beating well with a wire whisk.
Marvelous Blue Cheese Dressing
about 1½ cups
In a small bowl, combine ½ cup crumbled cheese of choice, mayonnaise, sour cream, onion, if desired, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic juice, beating well with an electric mixer until smooth. Season with hot pepper sauce or cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup crumbled cheese of choice. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour to blend flavors. May store, sealed, in an airtight glass jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, if desired.