The salad I am sharing today is perfect for April Fool's Day because there are extra veggies 'hidden' in the salad dressing. So you (and your kids) will not only have a variety of good for you veggies in the salad, you get an extra 'secret' serving. Sneaky huh?
Tossed Salad with Carrot Dressing
Prep Time: 15 minutes Serves 10 (makes 3 cups dressing)
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
2 celery ribs, cut into chunks
1 small onion, cut into chunks
2 small carrot, cut into chunks
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup olive oil
8 cups spring mix salad greens
2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 medium cucumber, sliced
3 celery ribs, diced
3 large carrots, peeled and diced
1/2 cup chow mein noodles
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
In a blender, combine the first six ingredients; cover and process until smooth. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Transfer to a bowl or small pitcher; cover and refrigerate until serving.
In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients. Stir dressing and serve with salad. Refrigerate leftover dressing.
adapted from Taste of Home April/May 2007