Cranberry-Pecan Salad with Feta Cheese

Cindi Bauer

By
@DomesticGoddess

I LOVE this salad, and it's so easy to put together! I like that I can make this salad during the summer months, with the variety of fresh lettuce and spinach from our garden. I have also used the store bought (bagged) iceberg and romaine lettuce, which also has shredded carrots and red cabbage in it. While the feta cheese is tasty in this salad, I especially love the tartness and sweetness from the cranberries, and the added crunch from the pecans. But I think it's the raspberry vinaigrette dressing which makes this salad taste so good!


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Serves:

1

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

2-3 cups
leafy salad greens (*see note)
2-3 Tbsp.
crumbled feta cheese
2-3 Tbsp.
dried cranberries
2-3 Tbsp.
chopped pecans
A few
slices red onion, optional
A few
slices radishes, optional
Dressing:
raspberry vinaigrette (l used aldi's tuscan garden raspberry vinaigrette)
*Note:
leafy greens used to make this salad - red & green romaine, red & green lettuce, iceberg, or spinach

ANOTHER SALAD VARIATION: BLUEBERRY-MANDARIN SALAD

to make this salad, add the following ingredients along with the leafy greens and raspberry vinaigrette dressing...
A few
fresh blueberries
A few
canned mandarin oranges (drained well)
2-3 Tbsp.
crumbled feta cheese
2-3 Tbsp.
dried cranberries
2-3 Tbsp.
chopped pecans
Omit:
the radishes and red onion, when making the blueberry-mandarin salad.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make the original Cranberry Pecan Salad with Feta Cheese, place leafy salad greens in a bowl.
2
Top with the cheese, cranberries, and pecans.
3
Add the slices of red onion and radishes, if using.
4
Pour in the desired amount of vinaigrette dressing, and enjoy your salad. (I would go easy on the dressing, and just add a little bit at a time.)
5
7/8/2014 - I did want to mention... The raspberry vinaigrette dressing I used to make this salad, I purchased from from Aldi's. Not only was it reasonably priced ($1.29 for a 16-oz. bottle), but it's also very good! I think Aldi's only carries this dressing during the summer months, so if you can get your hands on this dressing, I suggest stocking up on it. I love this bottled dressing!