Want some serious salad success? Combine crunchy, tart, and sweet elements in this Apple, Cranberry & Walnut Salad. Bite after bite of sugared cranberries, crunchy apples, toasted walnuts, tangy feta, and mixed greens, all tossed in a zesty lemon dressing make this scrumptious salad a winner!
½ cup water
½ cup sugar
1 (12-oz bag) fresh cranberries, washed
½ cup sugar
¼ cup olive oil
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
8 cups mixed greens (arugula, spinach, kale)
1 red apple, cored and sliced
1 green apple, cored and sliced
1 cup toasted walnut halves
½ cup cubed feta cheese
1. To prepare the sugared cranberries, combine water and ½ cup sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat stir until sugar dissolves, 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cranberries to coat well. Remove cranberries from liquid using a slotted spoon and place on a wire rack. Let air-dry for 1 hour. Roll cranberries in remaining ½ cup sugar until well coated. Let dry on waxed paper for 1 hour.
2. For the lemon dressing, in a small bowl whisk olive oil, lemon juice, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
3. To assemble the salad, in a large serving bowl combine mixed greens, sliced apples, walnuts, and feta cheese. Toss with lemon dressing just before serving and top with sugared cranberries.
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