Crazy Jane’s Salad

We are down to our final unofficial weekend of summer.  Where did it go??? I feel like just a week or so ago we were celebrating Memorial Day.  I know everyone’s mind is starting to transition to fall, but I like to hang on to summer as long as I possibly can.  And there isn’t much I love more in summer than a good salad.

Today I’m bringing you an easy, crowd pleasing salad recipe.  This Crazy Jane’s Salad is a family favorite.  I like to make it when we have family dinners or a potluck.  Everyone loves it and there is never any left.

This salad is a lettuce salad with a home made vinaigrette that really sets  it apart.  It’s a sweet dressing that you cook on the stove and the special ingredient is Jane’s Crazy Mixed Up Salt.  You can find it in the spice aisle in your supermarket.

The dressing definitely is the highlight of this salad, but I love the combination of other ingredients that go in.  You get  crunch from cucumber, rice noodles and toasted almonds, a nice chew from the Craisins and the zippiness of the green onion.  These ingredients pair so well with the sweet and sour flavor of the home made dressing.

Make this salad for a get together this weekend and watch it disappear!

Crazy Jane's Salad

This sweet and tart lettuce salad is a great addition to any meal.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8


  • 3 Romain hearts, chopped
  • 3 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 c craisins
  • 1/3 c toasted, slivered almonds
  • 1/2 c La Choy rice noodles


  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c canola oil
  • 1/4 c vinegar
  • 2 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Salt


  1. Heat sugar, oil and vinegar in saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Add salt and poppy seeds. Set aside and let cool.

  2. Place lettuce, onions cucumber, Craisins, almonds and noodles. Toss with dressing and serve.

Continue Reading