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Holiday Salad

With its pretty presentation and tangy taste, it's easy to see why this delightful salad is always a hit. At holidays, I ask each of my family members for their favorite food, and this salad is always requested by my daughter. —Pat Schmeling, Germantown, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 large Red Delicious apples, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup walnut halves
  • 9 cups torn romaine
  • 3 cups chopped watercress (about 1-1/2 bunches)


  • In a small bowl, whisk the first six ingredients; gradually whisk in oil until blended. In a large bowl, combine the apples, cheese, walnuts and 3 tablespoons dressing; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining dressing.
  • Just before serving, combine romaine and watercress in a large bowl; drizzle with reserved dressing and toss to coat. Divide among 12 salad plates; top with apple mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 211 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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