I belong to a women’s group in our small town. Each year we have a luncheon where everyone brings a favorite salad to share. We set a table buffet-style and line up the salads for our potluck meal. I’m always amazed to see the variety of salads and rarely do we have duplicates.
I’m sure many of you have been to similar events in your communities. I love to sample the array of choices – everything from hearty main dish salads to Grandma’s fluffy fruit salad. By the end of the meal, it never fails that I find myself asking for recipes for a couple of my favorites.
Recently a friend brought a “Creamy Grape Salad” that prompted me to ask for the recipe. The ingredients are simple, but I love how the brown sugar sprinkled on top melts into the creamy dressing to create a caramel flavor. And, I like to toast my pecans before sprinkling them on top just before serving. It adds a nice light crunch.
As you look ahead to the spring holiday season, consider adding this salad to your family dinner table. If your kids don’t care for pecans, you can always leave them off. In fact, one of the comments posted on-line with this recipe suggests crumbling some Butterfinger candy bars on top for crunch. It sounds like dessert to me. Yumm! I’m sure that would be a hit with kids (and adults) alike!
Karen Davis, Culinary Specialist, Taste of Home Cooking School