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Fancy Green Salad

 Fancy Green Salad
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.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

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

  • 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: 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.