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Fancy Green Salad

Here’s a festive, flavorful quick-toss salad that adds color to any table. Contributor Diana Smith from Wesson, Mississippi says, “A lady brought this to a church gathering. It was so pretty and wonderful, I just had to have the recipe.” TIP: You could substitute toasted pine nuts for the sunflower kernels for a different kind of crunch.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup sunflower kernels, toasted
  • RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE:
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons raspberry vinegar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped green onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large salad bowl, combine the greens, cranberries, blue cheese and sunflower kernels. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 176 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • katlaydee3
    Jan 4, 2012

    This is an excellent salad. I also used feta instead of blue cheese and baby salad mix.

  • PWH
    Jan 31, 2010

    I make this salad with feta rather than blue cheese. It is one of my family's favorite salads.