Recipe by STACY38
"Raspberry Dijon vinaigrette is savory with cranberries, toasted pecans, red onion, and feta cheese. A real crowd pleaser! Can substitute brie for feta, too."
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freshly ground black pepper to taste
mixed salad greens, rinsed and dried
red onion, thinly sliced
crumbled feta cheese
I made this delicious salad 3 times in the past week, once for 50 people, once for 20 people, and once for my family. To a person, they all raved about it, and I had MANY requests for the recipe. I did coarsely chop the pecans to make them more evenly distributed in the salad. Even my 20 month old granddaughter couldn't get enough!
The salad ingredients are a fabulous combination, but I think the dressing needs some work.
A nice easy but delicious green salad! I followed the advice of other reviews and tossed the pecans with some butter and brown sugar in a pan. I used a raspberry vinegar that I made and didn't find it to be bitter at all. I also only used 4 tbsp of olive oil and added a splash of lemon juice. I will definately be making this one again!
This was an absolutely delicious salad. I had many requests for this recipe at the pot luck I brought it to. If I could have given more stars, I would have. On a side note, I don't believe reviewers should knock a recipe down because "of the high fat content". If that were the case, all pastry,cookie,salad dressings etc would have to be downgraded. We don't need nutrition police in the reviews, we are perfectly capable of checking out the nutritional guide ourselves. Now I will step down from my soapbox :-)
This has become a family favorite. I use less oil--4 T and I ALWAYS put the feta cheese on last. I put it on before the dressing once and it doesn't taste as good.
I've used this recipe mulitple times in the last few weeks for different gatherings and it is a major hit every time. Everyone asks for the recipe. I used balsamic raspberry vinegar and goat cheese since that's what I had on hand and it was delicious.
Really delicious but I had to give 4 stars, not 5, due to the very high fat/calorie content. This is a great recipe for special occasions :-) I did modify the dressing to include some garlic powder and lemon juice (two essential elements for any dressing to remove some of the oil taste). I think you could also stretch out the lettuce needed to 10 cups or so. I used candied pecans (skillet fry pecans with spray butter and brown sugar) and blue cheese.. Delish!
This is excellent! The only change I made was to use Craisins. Thank you.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cranberry Pecan Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 347
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