Recipe Swap "Merry Berry Salad"

Hello!  Wishing you an awesome day - today!  This post is my weekly recipe swap - and this week is Alex's 4-H Food Show dish.  

This recipe takes a classic green salad and with adds a healthy twist to it by adding apples, almonds and dried cranberries!  Also features a fresh cranberry vinaigrette dressing - that adds a whole lotta taste to this salad!  The theme for this year's 4-H Food Show is Healthy Holiday - so he picked Christmas for his holiday recipe!

"Merry Berry Salad"


  • 1 package (10 ounces) mixed salad greens
  • 1 medium red apple, diced
  • 1 medium green apple, diced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup thawed apple juice concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • In a large salad bowl, toss the first six ingredients.
  • In a blender, combine the cranberries, sugar, vinegar, apple juice concentrate, salt, mustard and onion; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.
  • Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate any leftover dressing. Yield: 10 servings.

Thanks for stopping by, remember to HUG the ones you love the most, until next time...T