This salad is my favorite. It’s loaded with almost all the ingredients that I like. And the dressing is aromatic,refreshing and so delicious.You can make this salad as a main course by adding some chicken and double the ingredients for a bigger crowd.
serves 4-6 people
1/2 iceberg lettuce chopped
2 cups spinach chopped
2 cups mixed greens chopped
3/4 cup grape or cherry tomatoes quarted
1-2 strips bacon,baked and crumbled ( I used uncured applewood smoked bacon)
2 hard boiled eggs cut into strips
3 ozs. green or black olives quarted ( I used green)
2-3 basil leaves thinly sliced
glazed nuts ( pecan or walnut)
crumbled blue cheese or feta
crispy onion pieces
cooked,grilled or baked chicken (optional)
1 1/2 tbsp. basil chopped
3 tbsp.sour cream
3 tbsp. mayonaise
2 tbsp. lemon juice
salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper ( more the better)
Mix all the ingredients for dressing in a blender until smooth and creamy.
Toss all the ingredients for the salad except onions with some dressing(not all).Sprinkle onions on top of the salad and serve.