Saturday, November 13, 2010

Apple Cranberry Salad with Walnuts

I go through a lot of salad around here, trying to get my greens in, and I've realized if I don't mix it up once in a while, it gets old pretty quick. Over the past several months I have found some killer salads that I just love and have eaten a ton of, like this Asian slaw and this Greek Panzanella and this Mango Chicken Salad. This salad was a find last week or so and I've already made it twice. It's another keeper, I'll definitely be putting in my salad rotation. It was originally made with spinach, but I didn't have any on hand when I made the salad, but almost any leafy green would do.

Apple Cranberry Salad w/ Walnuts
3/4 cups craisins
1 cucumber, sliced
1 apple, sliced and diced
1 cup of walnuts, roughly chopped
1 head romaine or green leaf lettuce, or 1 bag baby spinach

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire
1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
1/2 cup light flavored olive oil

Put all salad ingredients, except the walnuts, into a large serving bowl.

Combine all dressing ingredients BUT poppy seeds and olive oil. Blend ingredients in blender or food processor. Slowly add in the oil. Add poppy seeds last.

Top with walnuts just before serving. You can pour the dressing over the salad just before serving if you plan on eating the whole salad, or add dressing to individual plates.

SOURCE:Adapted from Just Another Day In Paradise

Linked to...
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Recipe Swap Thursday @ Prairie Story
Let's Do Lunch @ My Sweet and Savory


  1. Looks yummy, I can't wait to try it! I made the butternut squash ravioli on Sunday for our friends and they couldn't stop saying how delicious they were! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Chelsa, I'm so glad everyone liked the ravioli, hope you like the salad too.

  3. This sounds great, just right for the upcoming holidays and into the winter months. Thanks.

  4. what a great blog!
    here is so many inspirations,

    have a nice time,

  5. I love this salad. I just printed it up for tomorrow. I think, you will be feeding us, for a while.

    I would be happy, if you linked this "What's For Lunch?" It is just right.


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