I experienced this wonderful salad at my church's women's Christmas tea and it was fabulous! The only difference was they did add Craisins to the salad. I had to have this recipe for myself and was so excited to find it on All Recipes! I made it for this past Easter dinner. I always read other's reviews and many times apply one or more suggestions in making a recipe, which I did with this one. I used 1/2 the amount of mustard, blanched the onions, toasted the almonds, added Craisins to the salad, used Craisins vs fresh cranberries for the dressing (I rinsed them quickly in a small sieve to give a bit moisture to them and aid in the pureeing process), & added 3 T sugar to the dressing. I made the dressing two different ways with the only differences being I used regular red wine vinegar in one batch and an aged raspberry red wine vinegar (Presidents Choice brand from Jewel)in the other. I did let them chill in frig for 24 hours before tasting,this does allow the flavors to develop and blend, as well as allowing the dressing to thicken a bit. Just shake or whisk really well before using. The raspberry red wine dressing won for flavor hands down! I did eat the salad with bleu cheese at the tea, but I am not a huge fan of it so I did sub feta in mine. Great, great recipe! I will definitely be using this one many times over! Thank you so much for sharing it!
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I experienced this wonderful salad at my church's women's Christmas tea and it was fabulous!...