We have adopted the name Frank Salad in our family because my husband introduced this wonderful salad to my family. Well the truth is Mimi Joyce is the real brains of the operation. He used to eat it every week at his best friend's mother's house after they played tennis. I learned from Joyce that the basics of the salad are Romaine Lettuce, Walnuts, and Mandarin Oranges. Anything else you want to add is optional. At my house we put those three things and feta cheese. Sunday evening Joyce added blueberries and strawberries to hers for a little color. The true secret of the salad is the dressing. You mix one part Girard's Champagne salad dressing with one part of poppyseed dressing. Girard's comes in a triangular shaped bottle and I think Kroger has it. That is a MUST. You can use any poppyseed dressing available. You put that dressing combo on dog poo and I might eat it!
It is a fun addition to any meal. So add your favorite ingredients and douse it with that dressing, then you too can have a salad named after you.
Here is "Mimi" Joyce modeling her version. Can you believe she is 83?
Have a great weekend everyone.
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