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Contest-Winning Garden State Salad

New Jersey is the Garden State, so I enjoy preparing this vegetable salad using some of my state’s best products.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons cranberry juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced


  • In a small bowl, whisk the first nine ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, carrots, celery, onions, tomatoes and cucumber. Just before serving, whisk dressing and pour over salad; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 116 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Joscy
    May 22, 2013

    Although I now live in Upstate New York, grew up in the Garden State, so am always on *prowl* for wonderful salads from my home state. Thank you for sharing!