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A Green Salad with Cranberries with a French Vinaigrette

A Feta Cheese, Pecan Green Salad with cranberries with a classic French vinaigrette dressing.  This cranberry pecan salad is perfect to serve for a Thanksgiving Salad or any Fall Salad.

 
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Even though we love classic lettuce and tomato salad, sometimes we want to shake it up a bit.    So we add some of the seasonal flavors to the mix.  And maybe even add something with a crunch other than croutons?

Frequently my salads are what one would call kitchen sink salads because we use anything or everything in the fridge to make a salad.    You know, where you mix “whatever” you have handy in the salad and then just add bottled salad dressing.
Truth to tell, we do use bottle salad dressing frequently.  But I often forget how easy it is to mix a great dressing with ingredients that I already keep in my pantry like this French Vinaigrette dressing.

 

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This cranberry pecan salad is made with fresh spinach, romaine lettuce but any field greens would work very well.  And with the additions of feta cheese, chopped pecans, and dried cranberries it adds a taste of winter.   Then the french vinaigrette dressing is made from red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and olive oil.   And it perfectly complements this green salad with cranberries very well.  All dressing ingredients are placed in a shaker jar and or in a food processor and emulsified to blend them.  
 

What you need for this  Fall Salad:

Salad Ingredients:

  • 4 cups salad greens, romaine lettuce, fresh baby spinach or field greens
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2-3 ounces feta cheese

French vinaigrette dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 green onion, diced
 

Equipment Needed:

 

How to Make this Green Salad with Cranberries, Feta, and Pecans:

Instructions:

  • Wash salad greens and spin dry in a salad spinner. Place greens in a large salad bowl
  • Sprinkle with pecans and cranberries and crumbled feta cheese
  • Gently toss to combine

French Vinaigrette Dressing Instructions:

  • In a salad dressing shaker combine vinegar, green onions, salt, Dijon mustard, and pepper.
  • Slowly drizzle olive oil into the mixture, cover with a lid and shake until well incorporated 
 
 
cranberry pecan salad, Green Salad with cranberries, French vinaigrette dressing

 

So you if are looking for an amazing salad that is different for a special meal .  Especially like  Thanksgiving, Christmas or just a dinner party, this is the salad for you.

 

 

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Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Green Salad with Feta Cheese, Pecans, and Cranberries w/Classic Vinaigrette Dressing

Mixed Greens with Feta cheese, crunchy pecans and cranberries served with a Vinaigrette Dressing 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry pecan salad, Cranberry Salad, french vinaigrette, green salad with cranberries
Servings: 4
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Dressing

Salad

  • 4 cups salad greens Such as romaine lettuce,fresh baby spinach, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese

Instructions

French Vinaigrette Dressing

  • In a salad dressing shaker combine vinegar, green onions, salt, Dijon mustard, and pepper.
  • Slowly drizzle olive oil into the mixture, cover with a lid and shake until well incorporated

Salad

  • Wash salad greens and spin dry in a salad spinner. Place greens in a large salad bowl
  • Sprinkle with pecans and cranberries and crumbled feta cheese
  • Gently toss to combine
  • Serve topped with the  French vinaigrette dressing

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 9.8mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Recipe Rating




Jane

Sunday 20th of November 2016

Made this feta-pecan salad! Sooo good and I already had everything "in stock!" Thank you! - and pinned for later, too!