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Fancy Green Salad Recipe

Fancy Green Salad Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 176 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein .

Reviews for Fancy Green Salad

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katlaydee3
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

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

MY REVIEW
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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