gluten free diet
mary

By Mary Frances Pickett

0

Mixed Green Salad with Apples & Pecans, Buttermilk Honey Dressing

Make your own dressing with this recipe. Any salad can quickly become delicious with the right dressing and this salad is particularly good. However, the dressing blends a variety of flavors to create the perfect salad.

Print Recipe      Prep Time:      Cook Time:

 

Turkey, stuffing and pie may be the stars of the Thanksgiving meal, but you have to get some greens and veggies on the table too. This salad is easy and delicious.

For those of you who are gluten free and casein free and have been missing creamy dressings, you’ll love this. Most of the GFCF dressings in the stores are NOT GOOD. Make your own and you’ll be much happier =)  I learned to make dairy-free buttermilk when we were on a vegetarian diet. You mix 1 Tbsp of vinegar with 1 c. of non-dairy milk, and  - voila! – you have buttermilk. This dressing is on the thin side – if you want it to be thicker then increase the mayo and reduce the olive oil.

Instructions

Salad:
8 c. mixed salad greens
2 Granny Smith apples
1 c. toasted pecans
1/2 c. dried cranberries

Dressing:
¼ c. rice vinegar
¼ c. mayonnaise
¼ c non-dairy milk
1 tsp. cider vinegar
3 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 green onion, minced
pinch of ground black pepper
1/2 c. olive oil

Wash and dry the greens. Core the apples and slice them very thinly. To make the dressing, whisk all ingredients except the olive oil in a small bowl. Then add the olive oil slowly, and steadily, while you continue to whisk the dressing. Toss the greens in enough dressing to lightly coat all the leaves. For buffet style, serve the greens in a large salad bowl, layering the apples over the top, and then sprinkling the pecans over the apples slices.

*This recipe was inspired by a recipe in Joy of Cooking. I’ve made some ingredient alterations and additions and rewritten the preparation instructions.

 

▼ Show Comments (1)

 

Our Products

gluten free ebook


gluten free cooking class

Featured Posts

Homemade Bone Broth For The Busy GF Mom Homemade Bone Broth For The Busy GF Mom

Articles

My first year of adult life was lived out in a cozy little apartment,...


gluten free flour mix recipe All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Mix Recipe

Gluten Free Bread Recipes

This is a recipe every gluten free household should have. Rather than...


Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Mixes Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Mixes

Lessons & Articles

I’ve gotten several questions about flour mixes lately, so I...


homemade gluten free pizza crust recipe Homemade Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Gluten Free Bread Recipes

A good pizza crust recipe is worth its weight in gold. This gluten...


light and fluffy gluten free biscuits recipe Light and Fluffy Gluten Free Biscuits

Gluten Free Bread Recipes

With a biscuit recipe that uses gluten free flour, you may have...