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The Ravishing Reds Salad With Red Hots Dressing

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“Radicchio, red leaf lettuce, radishes, red onion rings, red pimento stuffed olives and red sweet peppers make a nice salad ring on a platter. This is a meatless salad but option for other ingredients listed.”

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  1. Place radicchio in the center of the platter.
  2. Ring with the red leaf lettuce.
  3. Place the red onion rings on top of red leaf lettuce.
  4. Then place red sweet pepper rings on the edge of the platter or if diced sprinkled on top of the red onion rings.
  5. Place sliced radishes, ringing the edge of the radicchio that is in the center.
  6. Place the other sliced radishes scattered on the outer ring of salad.
  7. Sprinkle the red pimento stuffed green olives at will on the salad.
  8. Place the pepper jack cheese in a separate small bowl to be passed as the salad is dished.(Pepper Jack Cheese has hot red pepper in it).
  9. You can serve the optional ingredients in separate bowls to be passed also if desired.
  10. Dressing:
  11. In medium saucepan, add red hots or any hot red candies and water on low to medium heat. Stir until dissolved.
  12. Add honey and stir until dissolved.
  13. Set off heat. Add evaporated milk, sweet basil, Splenda or white sugar. Whisk. Set aside.
  14. Add oil and vinegar in a separate bowl. Whisk.
  15. Note: You may use a few shakes of rice vinegar instead of white vinegar.
  16. Right before serving combine the two mixtures to make the dressing.
  17. Refrigerate dressing if made ahead, shake before serving.
  18. This salad can be made ahead, covered and chilled before serving.

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