In our house, we’re big salad eaters. We eat them alongside our dinner every single night. I can’t remember the last time we didn’t eat a salad during the evening. Personally, I think this is great. Salads are a lot of fun and they’re quite versatile. You can pretty much do whatever you want to them. The problem is, eating something like this so frequently has its drawbacks. They become mundane and boring. We forget what the possibilities are and we end up eating duplicates of what we ate the night before and the night before that. Luckily, the internet is full of pretty awesome salad recipes and it sometimes takes being bored to make a change. That’s what I did last night.
This isn’t one of those crazy challenging salad recipes. This one is easy. The best part is, there’s very little to cook or heat up. Almost all the ingredients are cold and delicious. The salad is very tasty too. My favorites are the apples, dried cranberries and feta cheese. Add to that some toasted pecans or walnuts and you almost have the completed salad right there. Of course, you have to add in the apple cider vinaigrette, which is incredible in it’s own right. Everything combined gives you a fairly unique, very simple and outstanding salad.
For the Salad
6 Cups Baby Greens, Packed
2 Large Apples, Sliced
1 Cup Walnuts or Pecans, Chopped and Toasted
1/2 Cup Feta Cheese, Crumbled
1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
For the Dressing
1 Cup Apple Cider
4 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Honey
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1/4 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
I’d like to thank Creme de la Crumb for this recipe. As I mentioned above, this is a really good recipe and even though I changed a few things up, this original recipe was my inspiration.
Prepare the Dressing
In a medium sized bowl, add the apple cider, cider vinegar, honey, salt, pepper and olive oil. Whisk these ingredients together well and set aside for later use.
Toast the Pecans or Walnuts
Warm a small skillet over medium heat. When the pan is to temperature, add the nuts to it. You may also add a drizzle of olive oil to hasten this process. Flip the nuts and allow them to toast for a few minutes. When you begin to smell them toasting, remove the pan from the heat. They are finished.
Prep the Salad Ingredients
Core and slice the apples. Then, measure out the feta cheese and the dried cranberries.
You can also rinse and measure out the baby greens if you wish.
In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients (not the vinaigrette). Toss to combine.
Plate & Serve
Divide the salad up between plates or bowls. Drizzle some vinaigrette over them and serve. Enjoy!
The Final Cranberry & Feta Salad
See? I told you this one was easy. The dressing is out of this world. You really have to taste it. It’s full of apple flavor. So good. Anyway, if you do try this recipe, please let me know your thoughts on it down in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!