This Apple Walnut Cranberry Salad includes a Mixed Green Spinach Salad with Green Apples, Dried Cranberries, Walnuts and Gorgonzola Cheese. This salad explodes with flavor.
The cranberries in this salad are very different than my other Cranberry Salad, called Cranberry Fluff. That Cranberry Salad is sweet, almost like a dessert.
However, this Apple, Walnut Cranberry Salad is savory with a slightly sweet and tart combination, combined with nutty and salty flavors.
Suffice it to say, your salad bowl will be filled with flavor when you make this salad. It combines the sweetness of the green apples and cranberries with the saltiness of the gorgonzola while the walnuts add a bit of crunch. Yum!
To dress this salad, I made my Apple Cider Vinaigrette. I rarely buy bottles of salad dressing anymore because it is so easy to make my own, especially vinaigrette. This one starts with olive oil and adds apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic powder, dried oregano, black pepper and basil. Easy!
This salad is easy yet impressive…my favorite combination. Go ahead and make this salad. Impress your friends. Just don’t tell them how easy it is to make. Don’t worry. I won’t tell!
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- 1 bag 50% blend mixed greens and spinach, washed
- 2 green apples, sliced
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
- ½ cup walnut pieces
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon dried basil
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- In a large bowl, toss together all the salad ingredients.
- In a small bowl, whisk together all the vinaigrette ingredients. Drizzle vinaigrette over the salad and toss. Serve immediately.
Be sure to also try this Cranberry Salad called Cranberry Fluff.
Also, try this Mediterranean Chicken Bacon Spinach Salad.
Another salad you may like is Red Wine Poached Pear Gorgonzola Salad.
Or you may prefer my Chicken Mango Salsa Salad.
Another recipe you may like is this Grilled Steak with Arugula Salad by Life Tastes Good:
Try this Crockpot Chunky Ginger Applesauce by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures.
If you prefer a pasta salad, try my Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad.
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