Cranberry-Pecan Salad with Feta Cheese

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Cindi Bauer

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@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!

Rating:

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Comments:
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.

How to Make Cranberry-Pecan Salad with Feta Cheese

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!

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