Friday, October 28, 2016

Cranberry Apple Salad

Cranberry Apple Salad: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

I really enjoy finding salads that use ingredients that I would have not thought about putting in a salad. I enjoy them even more when they have a unique homemade dressing with them.

Cranberry Apple Salad: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

This salad has all of the things that intrigue me with new salads. A homemade cranberry dressing on top of a salad packed with ingredients. With this salad it is the apples I would have not thought about including with all of the other ingredients, but they work and add a nice crunch to the salad.

For the apples you can use any kind you would like. I used granny smith, because they are my favorite and thought the tartness of them would blend with the tartness of the cranberry dressing.

Cranberry Apple Salad
Ingredients:

Dressing
14 ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup olive oil

Salad
2 romaine lettuce hearts, chopped
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
2 cups diced apples
4 ounces queso fresco, crumbled

Directions:
Place all of the dressing ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth and combined. Refrigerate until needed.

In a large bowl toss together the lettuce, carrots, cranberries, both raisins, nuts, sunflower seeds, apples and cheese. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top each serving with desired amount of salad dressing.

Enjoy!!!


Nutrition Facts

Serves: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 461

Total Fat

24.2g

Saturated Fat

4.5g

Polyunsaturated Fat

6g

Monounsaturated Fat

11.4g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

10g

Sodium

129.9g

Potassium

228.8g

Total Carbohydrates

56.8g

Dietary Fiber

4.4g

Sugars

47.3g

Protein

5.9g

Vitamin A 58.8% Vitamin C 5.2%

Calcium 2.8% Iron 5.6%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from Inside Bru Cerw Life.

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