Don’t you hate it when you buy a bag of lettuce at the grocery store and it has already gone bad the next day? What a waste of money and that has happened to me quite a few times. At least I had iceberg lettuce sitting in my fridge that hadn’t gone bad yet to use for this recipe.
I like to eat this salad in the Fall and it would be great to have as a side dish on Thanksgiving. It is loaded with apples, dried cranberries, feta cheese, and chopped nuts then gets topped with a mustard vinaigrette dressing. It’s almost like a deconstructed version of chicken salad that has apples and dried cranberries in it.
Ingredients for Apple Cranberry Salad
Apple - any kind of apple will work for this but I prefer Honey Crisp or Granny Smith
Dried Cranberry - do not use fresh cranberries in this salad
Mixed Greens - literally any type of lettuce will work for this
Feta Cheese - used reduced fat
Walnuts - sub pecans, macadamia nuts, pistachios, or almonds if you don’t like walnuts
Dressing ingredients - mustard, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil
How to make Apple Cranberry Salad
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Whisk the mustard and vinegar together in a small bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil while whisking to create a dressing; set aside.
Place the apple, cranberries, baby greens, feta cheese, and walnuts into a large salad bowl. Toss gently to mix, then pour on the dressing, and toss to coat.
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1 teaspoon stone-ground mustard
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
1 apple, diced
¼ cup dried cranberries
1 10 oz package mixed baby greens
¼ cup reduced-fat feta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- Whisk the mustard and vinegar together in a small bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil while whisking to create a dressing; set aside.
- Place the apple, cranberries, baby greens, feta cheese, and walnuts into a large salad bowl. Toss gently to mix, then pour on the dressing, and toss to coat.
myWW points: Blue 5; Green 5 Purple: 5
Serving Size 1 ¼ cup
I added more chopped nuts on top of my salad (will be more points)
- Category: Easy
- Method: Stir
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 ¼ cups
- Calories: 142
- Sugar: 6g
- Sodium: 65mg
- Fat: 11g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 11g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 1g
Keywords: apple cranberry salad