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On vacation had a salad with baby spinach, goat cheese and cranberries served with vanilla vinegarette that was really good so searched for the dressing recipe so I could make it at home. This came out very well. I tried another vv recipe before this one and this one is better.
What did it for me was the vanilla vinaigrette, it adds a wonderful twist to a pretty salad. The oranges and strawberries make this a nice healthy salad, can't wait to try this salad again when I can get fresh strawberries.
Very good! This has been on my to-do list so long it's ridiculous! So glad I finally made it. I topped the salad off with some shredded Swiss Cheese and some leftover chicken breast making it a main dish for a yummy lunch today! I used romaine because that's what I had on hand, but next time I would definitely make it with mixed greens (that included arugula). Thanks for posting this simple and tasty recipe! JB
Lovely salad and so good. Who would have thought of adding vanilla to vinaigrette? and I have a feeling I am going to serve this one again soon. Thank you for posting this gem. I made this for ZWT5. Rita
This salad dressing is amazing! It tasted so good on the fruit. Definitely a keeper. Made for ZWT5, for the Groovy GastroGnomes.
This wasn't good-it was extraordinary. The salad dressing is like an elixir! I plan to make this again and often, especially as we head into the summer month's and I'll be in need of a good salad recipe to bring to BBQs, potlucks, etc. I tried bourbon vanilla extract from Trader Joe's but very important: do not use imitation vanilla extract. I burnt the pecans for the salad today because I wasn't paying attention. Reviewed for ZWT 2009. Thank you, your recipe has been enthusiastically added to my book #82435 cookbook.
Delicieux, exquis, et sain! (Delightful, exquisite, and healthy!) I love the vanilla in this! I served this for lunch with The Classic French Bistro Sandwich - Croque Monsieur. Merci Crafty Lady 13 for "taking me" to France. Made during my French visit of ZWT5 for Chow Hounds.
It actually only took me about 10 minutes to put this salad together! Usedbaby spinach & 3 small oranges (from the Farmers' Market, & deliciously juicy) along with the other ingredients! The vinaigrette was very tasty & was an awesome addition to this salad! The toasted pecans added just the right touch! Many thanks for posting the recipe! [Made & reviewed as a kidnapped recipe in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #16]