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Even though we love a classic lettuce and tomato salad, sometimes we want to shake it up a bit and add some of the seasonal flavors to the mix. Maybe even add something with a crunch other than croutons?
Frequently my salads are what one would call kitchen sink salads or rather everything but the kitchen sink salads.
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 and I often forget how easy it is to mix a great dressing with ingredients that I already keep in my pantry.
So you are looking for a salad that is different for a special meal like Thanksgiving, Christmas or just a dinner party, this is the salad for you.
Green Salad with Feta Cheese, Pecans, and Cranberries w/Classic Vinaigrette Dressing
- 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
- In a salad dressing shaker combine vinegar, green onions, salt, Dijon mustard, and pepper.
- Slowly drizzle olive oil into mixture, cover with lid and shake until well incorporated
- 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 dressing
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