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Kiwi and Pecan Summer Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

I don’t know about you, but I love a good salad! For the longest time, I had an aversion to making my own salads, at home, because I was convinced they would never be as good as someone else’s. I am finally overcoming that horrible thought in my head, and doing some experimenting. I came up with this Kiwi and Pecan Summer Salad, which I found to be so YUM-O! I concocted a Poppyseed Salad Dressing (which is one of my faves), to go along with this refreshingly good salad. Just FYI, my salads don’t really have exact measurements, but I toss in however much looks good.

Kiwi and Pecan Summer Salad  
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
  • Chopped Romaine Lettuce (amount depends on how large a salad you want to make)
  • 3 thinly sliced Kiwis,
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup blueberry craisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • shredded parmesan cheese, to top
  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbs vinegar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 Tbs poppy seeds
  1. Toss all salad ingredients in a bowl, leaving the parmesan cheese for topping after tossing with the dressing.
  2. To make the salad dressing, combine all dressing ingredients in a container with a tight fitting lid.
  3. Shake well and pour dressing over salad. Toss until evenly coated, and top with cheese.

If you are making a smaller salad, use your judgment as to how much of the dressing to pour on. It is best to start with a small amount, toss, and add more if there isn’t enough dressing.


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