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Cherry Brie Tossed Salad Recipe

Cherry Brie Tossed Salad Recipe

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. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • DRESSING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 309 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Reviews for Cherry Brie Tossed Salad

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MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

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

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