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Festive Baby Green Salad

Festive Baby Green Salad

Festive Baby Green Salad

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Festive Baby Green Salad

Festive Baby Green Salad

I crafted this salad for the holidays, using baby greens, pears, apples, honey roasted nuts, parmesan and a wonderfully luscious dressing incorproating cranberries.   Not heavy but healthy, easy to put together for any gathering and sings of festivities and holidays.

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Festive Baby Green Salad


1/2 cup canned cranberry sauce, whole-berry or jellied

2 Tbl. fruited vinegar (such as raspberry), or red wine vinegar

2 Tbl. water

1 Tbl. olive oil

1/4 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1 tsp. Dijon or regular mustard

1/8 tsp. salt, or to taste

1/8 tsp. Montreal steak seasoning

6-8 oz. baby greens – or a mix of baby greens and spinich

2 medium pears, ripe, but firm, cored and thinly sliced OR apples

2 oz., about

6 Tbl., honey roasted almond or walnuts or pecans, chopped

1/2 cup craisins, or desired amount

1/2 cup fresh parmesan cheese, shaved or shredded, or as desired amount  Festive Baby Green Salad 2  Festive Baby Green Salad 1

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Process in a small chopper or whisk very well in a medium bowl the cranberry sauce, vinegar, water, oil, balsamic and mustard, salt and Montreal seasoning. This dressing can be kept overnight in the refrigerator.Festive Baby Green Salad 3When ready to serve, place greens in a large serving bowl. Add desired amount of dressing, pears and nuts; toss to mix and coat. Scatter shaved or shredded Parmesan on top.Festive Baby Green Salad 4Serve immediately.Carrie’s recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

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  1. Diane Roark says:

    This salad looks so YUMMY!
    Thank you very much for stopping by and linking up this wonderful looking salad at http://www.recipesforourdailybread.com

    Blessings and I look forward to following you on all your social medias.
    Diane Roark

  2. What a fabulous dressing for such a lovely salad. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  3. Diane Roark says:

    Thank you for stopping by and linking up this great salad. I really like the salad dressing. It sounds wonderful. Pinning it!!
    Diane Roark

  4. Kristin says:

    Sounds delicious! I love the idea of being able to make the dressing with leftover cranberry sauce – this would be a great post-thanksgiving salad with so e turkey thrown on top! Yum!

  5. Betty Taylor says:

    This looks like a delicious salad. I will be pinning it. Thanks for joining us at The Four Seasons Blog Hop.

  6. Carrie, this is perfect! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. See you on Wednesday ( early hop this week because of the holiday and a big surprise) ♥

  7. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned Link Party. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  8. Carrie, that salad looks absolutely delicious, and so crisp and fresh. I’m craving it right now. Thanks for sharing the recipe. We’ll be enjoying it soon. 🙂

  9. Diane Roark says:


    I love the apples and pears in this salad. I also love the cranberry dressing with the mustard. YUM!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Diane Roark

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