I have made this simple salad for many years. It goes well with many things, we had it with our quiche a few days ago. It would also work well as a main dish salad if you added a little cooked chicken.
Ingredients:1 package ramen soup mix (throw away the seasoning packet)
3 T. butter melted (I prefer unsalted)
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup white vinegar (red wine vinegar would also work)
pinch of salt and pepper
1 bunch of fresh broccoli-broken into bite size pieces
1 head romaine lettuce torn into bite size pieces
Break the noodles into pieces, mix with walnuts and melted butter on a baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees until the noodles and nuts start to brown a little. I get lazy, I don't even melt the butter. I toss the walnuts and broken ramen noodles on the cookie sheet, dot with chunks of the butter and stir it all together after the butter melts in the oven. Remove from oven and set aside.
In a large bowl combine the lettuce and broccoli, toss in the nut/noodle mixture. In a separate small bowl whisk the oil, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper for the dressing and drizzle over the salad (I think it makes too much dressing. I use about half and save the rest to use at another time) Don't put the dressing on the salad until just before serving. Enjoy!