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 User ID: 1604521 251903
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

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

cookinama User ID: 5947968 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 User ID: 366926 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 User ID: 4943196 54625
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

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

10sChick User ID: 4943196 41278
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

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

williamsegraves User ID: 3296408 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 User ID: 3757702 86007
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

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

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