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Robbins Family Salad

Robbins Family Salad
4 votes, 3.25 avg. rating (67% score)
by in Jan 2007

Total Time: 10

Yield: 6 servings

Which greens you use and what you add or omit are optional and can change from day to day, season to season -- it's the dressing that makes this salad so good.


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (optional)
  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • Dried cranberries (optional)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)


Combine oil, vinegar, syrup, mustard, and garlic, if desired, in a mason jar. Cover tightly and shake vigorously until ingredients are well combined. Place remaining ingredients in a large salad bowl and toss with enough dressing to coat (but not soak). Serve immediately.
Updated Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

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2 Responses to Robbins Family Salad

  1. Judith Smith July 17, 2009 at 11:36 am #

    Excellent vinaigrette, wonderful taste and unbelievably fast to make.

  2. Anonymous July 22, 2009 at 9:50 am #

    I love putting the syrup in it … and then I made it with honey, awesome! I also made it with crushed raspberries and added some of my favorite herbs…
    So easy and delicious!

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