Cheesy Fruit Salad
This is a favorite salad recipe of my family - very simple sometimes I use navel oranges, ham strips of chicken and pecans or candied walnuts, sesame seeds,sunflower seeds or slivered almonds too!
- 6 c
- assorted salad greens, torn into bite-size pieces
- 16 oz
- can mandarin oranges, drained
- 4 oz
- cheddar or swiss cheese, cut into julienne strips
- 1/2 c
- apricot or grape preserves or your favorite
- 1/2 c
- olive oil
- 1/4 c
- white vinegar
- 1 Tbsp
- minced onion
1Arrange greens, oranges and cheese in a salad bowl or place on individual plates.
Heat preserves in a small saucepan over medium heat until melted. Remove from heat.
2When preserves have cooled a little, pour into a mason jar along with the oil, vinegar and onion, cover jar and shake well. Pour over salad and toss lightly. Very refreshing!
Keep any leftover dressing in refrigerator.