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Mixed Greens with Garlic-Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

Mixed Greens with Garlic-Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

"Almonds add flavor, texture and crunch—plus a bit of extra nutrition—to this tart , cranberry-studded t salad. For a special meal, I like to serve it with Cornish game hens, wild rice and broiled asparagus. " —Dawn Bryant Thedford, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Dash pepper
  • 3 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted


  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, basil, brown sugar, mustard, garlic and pepper. Divide salad greens between two plates; drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with cranberries and almonds. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 274 calories, 23g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 229054
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2015

"Delicious ! I loved this salad. I made it with dried cherries instead of cranberries since that's what I had on hand."

barfive User ID: 53274 98605
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"have had so many request for the recipe. this is a wonderful salad along side any type of beef dish"

imclever5150 User ID: 2096965 169151
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2008

"This dressing is fabulous as a marinade or condiment for grilled fish or chicken too. It's really great!"

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