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Special Occasion Salad Recipe

Special Occasion Salad Recipe

"This simple salad consistently gets rave reviews. Feel free to change the types of lettuce, dried fruit and even substitute candied pecans for almonds." – Jean Follmer, Lafayette, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 package (5 ounces) fresh arugula or additional baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese


  • 1. In a salad bowl, combine the spinach, arugula, cherries and almonds. Combine the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with goat cheese. Serve immediately. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 83 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Special Occasion Salad

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Made this last Christmas and everyone loved it. I thought it was funny because it was so easy and everyone raved about it. It's a keeper :)"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"This salad is delicious and so easy and quick to prepare. It was a hit at the potluck."

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