Cherry Brie Tossed Salad Recipe
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Cherry Brie Tossed Salad Recipe

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Draped in a light vinaigrette and sprinkled with almonds, this pretty salad is a variation of a recipe that's been passed around at school and church functions and even birthday parties. Everyone wants the recipe. -Toni Borden, Wellington, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • SALAD:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 cups torn romaine
  • 1 round (8 ounces) Brie or Camembert cheese, rind removed and cubed
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 309 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients; set aside.
  2. For salad, in a heavy skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add almonds and cook and stir until nuts are toasted, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar; cook and stir until sugar is melted, about 3 minutes. Spread on foil to cool; break apart.
  3. In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, cheese and cherries. Whisk dressing; drizzle over salad. Sprinkle with sugared almonds and toss to coat. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor's Note: Swiss cheese can be substituted for Brie or Camembert.
Originally published as Cherry Brie Tossed Salad in Taste of Home April/May 2003, p27

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ms11145 251903
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"Great salad. Since daughter doesn't like cherry, I subbed cranberries in her portion."

cookinama 219562
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"This is very delicious. I added less vinegar and it was still a little too tart, but still delicious the combination of Brie,dried cherries and caramelized almonds is great!"

briefan 128002
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

"Love this salad! In the summer I make it with sliced strawberries.. it's addicting! It's my family's favorite salad! Have to be really patient when doing the nuts.. but well worth taking the time!"

10sChick 54625
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"Just not "feelin it" on this recipe. For being contest winning, I expected more. Kind of bland."

10sChick 41278
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"Just not "feelin it" on this recipe. For being contest winning, I expected more. Kind of bland."

williamsegraves 54623
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"This salad was simple, yet delicious! I used apple-cider vinegar to play off the cherries, but everything else was to the dot. Yummy!"

funmomof7 86007
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"This salad is a special holiday or special occasion dinner MUST! My husband's favorite."

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