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Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

For a light, refreshing first course, Lori McLaughlin of Pittsford, New York turns to this fruity salad. Sweet apple, dried cranberries, blue cheese and a vinaigrette dressing give it a subtle punch of flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 6 cups torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
  • 6 cups torn red leaf lettuce
  • 1 large apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the lettuces, apple and cranberries. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, mustard and garlic. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 111 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 0 fruit, 1 fat.

Reviews for Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad

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DaniCalifornia 77123
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

"This is an AMAZING salad. My husband said it was his favorite salad ever. Thanks for the great recipe!"

TMFleck 138463
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"This has become a holiday tradition in our family. It's excellent with Thanksgiving dinner to balance all of the starchy side dishes."

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