Contest-Winning Holiday Tossed Salad

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"This contest-winning Taste of Home Test Kitchen approved recipe w/its red & green-colored ingredients is perfect for Christmas meals. Dried cranberries & blue cheese make a great combo w/salad greens, apples, walnuts & a simple cranberry vinaigrette. It's also a much healthier alternative to the more typical high-calorie creamed salads, esp when you know you'll be eating a heavy meal w/a dessert finale. ENJOY!"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (85.5 g)
  • Calories 114.9
  • Total Fat - 9.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 6.3 mg
  • Sodium - 132.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
  • Sugars - 3.5 g
  • Protein - 3.2 g
  • Calcium - 81.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a lrg salad bowl, combine the salad greens, apples, blue cheese, cranberries, walnuts & onions. In a sml bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients. Pour over salad & toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.


  • No special items are required.

2 Reviews


Absolutely amazing! We've done a version of this salad but used toasted almonds and didn't include the apples. This really raised the bar and we will enjoy it often. Thanks for sharing. Made for FYC tag game.


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(25 Jul 2017)

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Absolutely delicious salad - I'd give it more stars if I could. It has everything we love and the dressing is sooo wonderful. I used pecans vs. walnuts and my cranberry concentrate was really really tart and with the addition of the vinegar,I felt it needed a tad bit of sweetener so I added a few tbsp. of agave nectar to offset the tartness. The dressing was still nice and tart so the agave didn't sweeten it up much -- just enough. Will be making this salad again - definitely company worthy. Placing this salad in my "Best Of" file for 2016.


(10 Dec 2016)

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