Pat’s Summer Salad

  • Yield: servings


2cups fresh baby spinach
1 large head iceberg lettuce torn in bite-size pieces
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
1 red onion, quartered and sliced
1 yellow squash, halved lengthwise and sliced
1 1/2cups grape tomatoes, halved
1cup mandarin orange sections
1/2 to 1cup poppyseed or other dressing
1 1/2cups toasted pecans
1cup crumbled bleu cheese


  1. Combine spinach, lettuce, cucumber, carrot, onion, squash, tomatoes and oranges in a large salad bowl.  Add dressing, and toss until vegetables are coated.  Sprinkle pecans and bleu cheese on top.

—Pat Logsdon, Leitchfield, Ky.