One of my dearest and oldest friends, Ashley Smith, happens to have an arsenal of salad recipe’s beyond compare. Whenever she comes over for supper, I always ask her to bring one of her fabulous salads. This one, which I have named “Ashley’s Salad”, has become one of my all time favorites to serve as a side to a light or vegetarian main dish. It is always a hit, even with the pickiest eaters. The sweet, light dressing is the perfect accent to the crunchy almonds, creamy swiss cheese, salty bacon, spicy onion and the crispy lettuce. This salad has also been tagged – “Bacon Salad”! Try serving this at your next dinner party, family gathering or casual night in. It is sure to be a keeper. Enjoy!
Reid’s Fine Foods is one of my favorite places in Charlotte. In full disclosure they do sell my cookies. But, honestly, Reid’s is one specialty food and wine store that you must hit. Whether you live in Myers Park and can walk there, or you are in visiting from out of town, you should put it on your list of places to visit.