Merry Berry Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 1 package (10 ounces) mixed salad greens
- 1 medium red apple, diced
- 1 medium green apple, diced
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup thawed apple juice concentrate
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon grated onion
- 1 cup canola oil
- Combine the first six ingredients. To make dressing, pulse next seven ingredients in a blender, covered, until well mixed. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad; toss to coat. Refrigerate any leftover dressing.
Editor's NoteTo toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 367 calories, 28g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.
Sep 22, 2019
Although it is only fall here, I did have some frozen cranberries in my freezer, so I made this salad last night for my daughter-in-law's birthday dinner. Not only was it "delish" (I followed the directions to a tee), but it was beautiful in my salad bowl. Thanks for sharing.
Nov 8, 2018
I have made this salad many times and it is always a huge hit I switch the green apple for a pear. It adds one more flavor and texture
Feb 8, 2017
Really good salad. Even had some ingredients I hadn't thought of and I make a lot of salads. Nicest thing about the recipe is that even if you didn't happen to have everything at home you could manage. Very versatile.
Aug 5, 2013
Everyone loves this salad.
Jan 5, 2011
We love this salad! The cranberry viniagrette is simple to make and is simply delicious. This salad has become a Christmas dinner tradition for us, but is wonderful anytime, especially the holiday season. This year I was running very late and didn't have time to make the dressing, so I substituted store-bought raspberry viniagrette. It was not quite as tasty as the cranberry dressing, but still very good!
Dec 3, 2010
This is a great salad! The combination of sweet and tart is just right. I have also made the dressing with thawed raspberries when I couldn't find fresh cranberries in the store. It was delicious that way. I almost prefer the raspberries.
Nov 1, 2010
This is a WONDERFUL salad! I have served it twice now to rave reviews and many requests for the recipe. It is beautiful to look at and tastes fantastic. The cranberry vinaigrette is perfectly delightful. I mixed fresh spinach and Romaine for the greens. Please try it!
Dec 20, 2009
This recipe has become a Christmas tradition at our house its combination of red and green, tart and sweet with nutty roasted almond crunch is the perfect balance of healthy and festive for the holiday. I make the dressing a few days a ahead and then put the remaining ingredients together in a snap on Christmas Eve!