Almond, Blue Cheese & Cranberry Salad

Summer Salad Recipes
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4 Reviews
Almond cranberry salad is crisp, colorful and perfect for a crowd.
25 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
16 servings

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 seeds

Almonds

1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Butter
1/2 cup
slivered almonds
3 tablespoons
sugar

Salad

2 (10-ounce) packages
European 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
 
*Substitute your favorite salad blend.

Directions

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in jar or small container with tight-fitting lid; shake well to mix. Refrigerate.
  2. 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.
  3. Combine all salad ingredients, caramelized almonds and dressing in bowl just before serving. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tips

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
Cholesterol
5mg
Carbohydrates
10g
Protein
3g
Fat
8g
Sodium
180mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Delicious, easy to prepare.

Rating

I will be making this salad again, we really liked it.

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We were served this recipe last weekend and I quickly requested the recipe!

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I have served this many times. Always receive compliments.

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