This tart and tasty salad goes so wonderfully with lots of different meals. Folks will think you slaved over it, but with less than five ingredients, preparation takes only minutes! Crunchy walnuts, celery and apples are special way to dress up canned sauce. —Lucille Foster
We try lots of cranberry recipes, and this one is always requested when we have family get-togethers at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's also been a favorite dish at every church potluck I've taken it to!
This colorful side dish will complement virtually any meal. The cinnamon and cloves combined with the cranberry sauce and orange sections give this salad an interesting, zesty taste. It's particularly nice at holidays, when its bright color adds a festive touch to your table!
Since this is originally my daughter's recipe, she or I will make it for one or more of our holiday get-togethers. It can be served as a fruit salad along with the meal or as a light dessert. It's particularly pretty in a cut-glass bowl on a buffet.
I grew up in rural northwestern Montana, where my three sisters and I made meals and prepared food for 4-H contests. I've always loved cooking, and as the administrator of a retirement residence, I enjoy planning special events.
"CRANBERRIES seem to be traditional with everyone's Thanksgiving meal in one form or another. This salad is our favorite way to serve them, either as an attractive mold or for individual salads. The nuts and other fruit give it a refreshing crunch."
"THERE WAS always a cranberry salad on our holiday table#151;Mother made it with fresh raw cranberries. I was delighted when she would ask me to help grind the cranberries in her old food grinder...I could go on turning its crank forever. How I loved hearing the cranberries pop as they passed through!"