Almond, Blue Cheese & Cranberry Salad
16
servings
25 min
PREP TIME
30 min
TOTAL TIME

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.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 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. STEP 3

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

Tip #1

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

120Calories
8Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
180Sodium (mg)
10Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)

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  January 03, 2014

Delicious, easy to prepare.

— says eileen k.
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  June 07, 2009

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

— says Leila
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