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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Refrigerated Salad

This is one of those dishes I made a LONG time ago! (June to be exact.) It was crisp and refreshing during those hot summer months. This is one I don't want to forget. It is a recipe of our family friend Camille Fowler.

Refrigerated Salad
Break up one head of lettuce in a bowl

Then layer the following ingredients on the lettuce:
layer of fresh sliced mushrooms
Bean sprouts (I can't typically leave this out)
Grated Carrots (I use my Julienner; I love it! It makes the perfect little sticks.)
Frozen peas
Water chestnuts [optional] (I leave them out)

Ice with mayonnaise and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese and bacon bits.

I typically use: (It is a one to one ratio--example: 1/2 cup mayo. 1/2 T. sugar)
1 cup or less of Mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon or less sugar

Stir it together and then spread it on top. I omit the ice part because I don't want to deal with the sogginess that it can make it I don't think the entire salad will be eaten. Simply make what you think would be appropriate for your size of salad. Enjoy!

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