My new favorite salad, named after my friend Madelyn, who I adore in every way. She first shared it with me, and I've been in love ever since. It's one I know you'll love too: quick, easy, delicious, and perfect for any dinner party coming your way! What more could you ask for?
Lettuce (spinach, spring mix, baby kale, power greens, chard, arugula all work here)
Goat cheese or feta cheese
Red onion, sliced thin
Maple syrup nuts (pecans, almonds, or walnuts are my fave)
Dried cranberries or fresh berries
Barlett pears, or apples
Instructions for maple syrup nuts:
Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in skillet
Add chopped/sliced nuts, about 1-1.5 cups
Add 3-4 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
Watch these carefully and continue stirring the entire time so they don't burn. They will caramelize in about 4-5 minutes. Do not overdo these! Lay out on parchment paper when finished and sprinkle with a pinch of salt over top.
*I literally can't get enough of these and keep a whole bunch stored in my cabinet for when I need a treat, or when I need something to make my salads a tad bit fancier. ;)
Ingredients for Dressing:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/8 cup. red wine vinegar
1/8 cup maple syrup (honey is good too!)
1 Tbsp. stone ground mustard
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Blend together and store in fridge for 2 weeks
*Pour over top your salad, and enjoy!