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Perfect Winter Salad

 Perfect Winter Salad
"This is my most-requested salad recipe. It is delicious as a main dish with grilled chicken breast or as a side salad. I think it's so good, I sometimes eat it as dessert!" DeNae Shewmake, Burnsville, Minnesota
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 packages (5 ounces each) spring mix salad greens
  • 2 medium tart apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; whisk in oil.
  • Chill until serving.
  • In a salad bowl, combine the salad greens, apples, cherries, pecans
  • and onion. Just before serving, drizzle with dressing and toss to
  • coat. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 235 calories, 18 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.