Start-Your-Engine Salad Recipe
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Start-Your-Engine Salad Recipe

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Darlis Wilfer of Phelps, Wisconsin contributes a sensational salad to our menu. Her sweet-and-sour carrot dressing perfectly complements a combination of lettuce, tomatoes and peppers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1/3 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups torn salad greens
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 146 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. For dressing, combine the first seven ingredients in a blender. Cover and process until smooth. In a salad bowl, combine the greens, peppers, Parmesan cheese and tomatoes. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Start-Your-Engine Salad in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p49

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hendren User ID: 5057138 127288
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"great salad, perfect for this summers fresh grown garden vegetables...very refreshing, easy to make and full of flavor"

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