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Cherry Brie Tossed Salad

Draped in a light vinaigrette and sprinkled with almonds, this pretty salad is a variation of a recipe that's been passed around at school and church functions and even birthday parties. —Toni Borden, Wellington, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • SALAD:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 cups torn romaine
  • 1 round (8 ounces) Brie or Camembert cheese, rind removed and cubed
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried cherries

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients; set aside.
  • For salad, in a heavy skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add almonds and cook and stir until nuts are toasted, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar; cook and stir until sugar is melted, about 3 minutes. Spread on foil to cool; break apart.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, cheese and cherries. Whisk dressing; drizzle over salad. Sprinkle with sugared almonds and toss to coat.
Editor's Note: Swiss cheese can be substituted for Brie or Camembert.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 309 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • 7833louis
    Mar 2, 2018

    These contrasting flavors go together so well!

  • bonito15
    Mar 1, 2017

    love the cherries in this with the brie - and the dressing is to die for

  • ms11145
    Jul 26, 2016

    Great salad. Since daughter doesn't like cherry, I subbed cranberries in her portion.

  • cookinama
    Feb 2, 2015

    This is very delicious. I added less vinegar and it was still a little too tart, but still delicious the combination of Brie,dried cherries and caramelized almonds is great!

  • blardo
    Oct 25, 2012

    No comment left

  • briefan
    Mar 14, 2012

    Love this salad! In the summer I make it with sliced strawberries.. it's addicting! It's my family's favorite salad! Have to be really patient when doing the nuts.. but well worth taking the time!

  • 10sChick
    May 24, 2011

    Just not "feelin it" on this recipe. For being contest winning, I expected more. Kind of bland.

  • 10sChick
    May 24, 2011

    Just not "feelin it" on this recipe. For being contest winning, I expected more. Kind of bland.

  • williamsegraves
    Feb 16, 2011

    This salad was simple, yet delicious! I used apple-cider vinegar to play off the cherries, but everything else was to the dot. Yummy!

  • funmomof7
    Dec 21, 2010

    This salad is a special holiday or special occasion dinner MUST! My husband's favorite.