For a quick and refreshing salad, you should try Mardi Gras Salad, even though Mardi Gras has long passed. It is so named because its Mardi Gras colored ingredients – Green, Purple, and Gold!
Making the Mardi Gras Salad:
I used the following ingredients for the salad: Romaine lettuce, baby spinach, Purple onions, Mandarine oranges, mushrooms, and crispy bacon. For the dressing, I used onion, malt vinegar, sugar, dry mustard, salt, and olive oil.
For the dressing, I added the onion, malt vinegar, sugar, dry mustard, and salt to a blender. I processed the ingredients until they were well mixed. Then, I slowly added the olive oil with the blender on a slow speed.
For the salad, I combined the romaine lettuce and spinach in a large salad bowl. Then, I added the crumbled bacon, purple onion, mandarine orange sections, and mushrooms. Next, I mixed and tossed the ingredients.
Right before serving, I added enough dressing to coat the leaves and gave the salad a toss. Yum!