Summer salad recipe: North Fork Ranch's recipe of the month

BY Jody Dahl | Tue 27 Mar, 2012

Summer salad recipes are pretty much unbeatable now the days are getting warmer and outdoor dining is in full swing. Dude ranch vacations aren't all about the steak and burritos, as North Fork Ranch in Colorado, USA, proves with their fresh and tasty summer salad recipe - Colorado Pine Nut Salad. Top50 Ranches loves the Colorado dude ranch's recipe so much, it's been named Ranch Recipe of the Month for March 2012. It's fast and easy to make, so try it yourself for an express trip to a sunny porch high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains!

Colorado Pine Nut Salad

Pine nut salad recipe

Serves 4-6
Prep 10 mins, plus chilling
Cook none

1 tsp onion salt
2 tsps black pepper
1/4 cup minced garlic
2 cups olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup white or red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tbsps stoneground mustard
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 large head Romaine lettuce, chopped
Fresh cranberries, to serve

1 In mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the lettuce, cranberries and pine nuts. Whisk or place in food processor until blended, then refrigerate

2 Brown the pine nuts in a saute pan with a little oil over medium heat, then transfer to paper towel to cool

3 Stir and toss the chopped lettuce with desired amount of the refrigerated dressing, top with roasted pine nuts and a few cranberries, and serve


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