Summer Salad Recipes

Almond, Blue Cheese & Cranberry Salad

Almond cranberry salad is crisp, colorful and perfect for a crowd.

25 min.prep time 30 min.total time
16 servings
454 Ratings

Ingredients

Salad Dressing

1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup tarragon white wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon poppy seed

Almonds

1/2 cup slivered almonds
3 tablespoons sugar

Salad

2 (10-ounce) packages European salad blend or your favorite salad blend
1 medium (1 cup) yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries or cherries
4 ounces (1/2 cup) crumbled blue cheese or feta cheese

Directions

Combine all dressing ingredients in jar or small container with tight-fitting lid; shake well to mix. Refrigerate.

Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until sizzling; add almonds and 2 tablespoons sugar. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 4-5 minutes or until sugar melts and nuts are golden brown. Remove from heat; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Quickly spread onto waxed paper-lined baking sheet; cool completely.

Combine all salad ingredients, caramelized almonds and dressing in bowl just before serving. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tip

This salad is very versatile. Try substituting your favorite vegetables, dried fruits and nuts, such as snap peas, red onion, dried apricots, dried or fresh blueberries, pecans, etc. For a smaller salad simply cut recipe in half.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 120

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 180mg

Carbohydrates: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #13681©2006Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Delicious, easy to prepare.
I will be making this salad again, we really liked it.
We were served this recipe last weekend and I quickly requested the recipe!
I have served this many times. Always receive compliments.

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