November 24th, 2013

Cranberry Blue Cheese Walnut Salad

Cranberry Blue Cheese Walnut Salad

The holidays are coming, and I wanted to share a holiday-inspired salad that is quick and easy to make but doesn’t sacrifice on taste.  This salad fits the bill by combining spinach leaves with dried cranberries, crumbled blue cheese, and sugar-coated walnuts.  Not only does it taste great, but the contrasting colors make it an attractive salad that will look beautiful on your holiday table.

One of the things that I learned from my mother about salads is that instead of tossing a salad, it works better to layer the ingredients in the serving bowl.  Tossing a salad can result in all of the small ingredients falling to the bottom of the bowl.  Layering the ingredients keeps them more evenly distributed.  Then as the salad is being served, each person ends up with plenty of all the great ingredients you’ve added.  This recipe was written as a layered salad.  Try it this way and see what you think.

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I serve this salad with Brianna’s Poppy Seed Dressing.  It’s a delicious, sweet dressing that compliments the salad perfectly.

Happy Holidays!

Cranberry Blue Cheese Walnut Salad

Posted under Salads

2 Responses to “Cranberry Blue Cheese Walnut Salad”

  1. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that your son is awesome! We just had him and his companions over for dinner here on our Navy base, and he told us about your blog. Your recipes look fantastic. I wish I could have been tuned in to your blog earlier, then I could have asked you what his favorite meal was. Thank you for sharing him with Italy and us here in Caserta/Naples!

  2. Jessica, thank you so much for your help! I really appreciate it. I’m sure that Craig loved your dinner. He mentioned in his e-mail this morning that he is really going to miss the American members from the ward and the American food, too. But I know he loves Italian food as well, so I’m sure he won’t go hungry. Thanks again!


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