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Fancy Green Salad Recipe
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Fancy Green Salad Recipe

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Here’s a festive, flavorful quick-toss salad that adds color to any table. Contributor Diana Smith from Wesson, Mississippi says, “A lady brought this to a church gathering. It was so pretty and wonderful, I just had to have the recipe.” TIP: You could substitute toasted pine nuts for the sunflower kernels for a different kind of crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup sunflower kernels, toasted
  • RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE:
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons raspberry vinegar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped green onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 176 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 198 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the greens, cranberries, blue cheese and sunflower kernels. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Fancy Green Salad in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 176 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 198 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

This is an excellent salad. I also used feta instead of blue cheese and baby salad mix.

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PWH
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

I make this salad with feta rather than blue cheese. It is one of my family's favorite salads.

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