Everyone I have made this for absolutely loves it! It's something different with a great presentation, yet so easy to make.
Ive made this recipe a couple of times now. The first time I made as the recipe (other than replacing teh vegetabe oil for EVOL). The second time I thought it needed a few changes ~ I added a little Feta cheese and a finely chopped onion. I also thought there was way too much dressing the first time, so the second time around I halved the dressing and found it was so much better. Great salad ~ thank you for sharing. - 12 Jan 2013
Lovely! So easy and quick to prepare. There's nothing like the smell of toasting almonds. - 08 Nov 2008
When I saw this recipe's ingredients, I wondered what the fuss was about. Today, as I eat yesterday's wilted leftovers from a Tupperware container at 9am in the morning, I thought I'd write a review! I make this salad all the time now. I use spinach and other greens. I use toasted (10 minutes in 350 oven - no butter) pine nuts now insead of the almonds and will never go back - they are perfect for this salad. I add one container of blue cheese (a must for us - perfect blend of flavors). I use one 6 oz package Craisins. I've never used the poppy seeds - but the toasted sesame seeds (also at 350 for 10 minutes) are a must. I may or may not use dried minced onion. Toss all dressing ingredients in a container with a lid - and shake! This salad has been a hit with everyone I've served it to - dinner party, Easter lunch, dinner at home. It is so easy and easy to transport, too - just add the dressing once you get to where you're going. Try it - I bet you'll love it!! - 02 Apr 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)