Sometimes I am in the mood for a good salad. In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m usually in the mood for cookies or cake. Ok, always. But sometimes a cold fresh salad is just what we need to offset the sweets in life. This one is jam packed with flavor and texture. And you have your choice of dressings . . . creamy or vinaigrette.
1 bunch romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
1 c fresh pineapple, diced
1 c diced ham
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 green onions, chopped
½ c macadamia nuts, chopped and toasted*
¼ c flaked coconut, toasted*
salt and pepper
Toss lettuce, pineapple, ham, bacon, onions, macadamia nuts, and coconut. Drizzle with your choice of dressing. Salt and pepper to taste.
*To toast nuts and coconut, spread in a thin layer on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 7-10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.