Blue Cheese and Dried Cranberry Tossed Salad Recipe -
Blue Cheese and Dried Cranberry Tossed Salad Recipe
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Blue Cheese and Dried Cranberry Tossed Salad

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"This is a very tasty salad; a swanky version of a regular everyday salad. The addition of blue cheese and dried cranberries give it something special. Wherever it is brought people always ask for the recipe!"

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    20 mins

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  1. Layer the romaine lettuce with the cucumber, grape tomatoes, pecans, cranberries, and blue cheese in a large salad bowl. Dress the salad with the balsamic vinaigrette before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 23, 2007

I made this salad with a couple adjustments. I didn't have cuke, so I added some sliced red onion and also some apple chunks. It is now my absolute fave summer salad. Try adding blueberries, also, it's a great salad for fruit and the balsamic tastes great with it all!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 06, 2009

Ok - made it for a dinner party. I used feta instead of blue cheese. Maybe that is what made it so-so. But those toasted walnuts were the bomb!

Aug 08, 2008

Really nice flavors. I did add more cranberries - personal preference. Once the balsamic vinaigrette is gone I'm going to use raspberry vinaigrette on the salad instead. I bought good blue cheese & I really liked it better than the cheaper stuff.

Jan 20, 2009

Very Very Good. Consider altering the ratio fo cheese and cranberries to romaine hearts, I halved the greens so as to get more blue cheese and cranberry goodness in each bite.

Oct 07, 2007

Try pistachios instead of pecans.

Dec 29, 2008

This is an amazing salad! I personally don't add the cucumbers and walnuts. The combination of tomato, blue cheese, and cranberry works so well together, sometimes i just skip the lettuce and eat that by itself! I use oil and red wine vinegar as my dressing and the flavor is perfect.

Jun 03, 2008

Everyone loved this salad. I made this with a Cranberry/Orange Pork Tenderloin recipe and this came out more flavorful. Good combination. Cranberries, toasted nuts & blue cheese are great with the balsamic. A diner was hesistant to eat it because he doesn't like balsamic/oil based dressings, but he was pleasantly surprised by the blend and had seconds. Great simple work free salad.

Dec 28, 2010

This was so delicious it almost didn't need vinaigrette. I had no grape tomatoes so cut up small hothouse tomatoes instead. I also used the bulk spring salad greens as well as some romain hearts. Then I made a simple salad dressing of a very aged balsamic vinegar (which has an amazing sweet flavour) and a gourmet orange olive oil, salt and pepper and that made the salad perfect. I recommend you use a high quality vinaigrette or high quality ingredients to make your own. Be careful not to burn your pecans when you toast them in the cast iron pan!


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  • Calories
  • 258 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 520 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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