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Cranberry Almond Green Salad

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You could sprinkle the toasted almonds and this wonderful dressing over any type of greens; baby spinach would be wonderful. But I like the combination on this fabulous Cranberry Almond Green Salad.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 8


  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cranberries (if frozen, thaw)
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place sliced almonds in a single layer on cookie sheet; sprinkle with sugar and toast in oven for 5 minutes, until nuts begin to brown. Watch carefully! Cool.

In a blender or food processor, combine vinegar, oil, cranberries, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper, and honey; blend or process until smooth.

In a large bowl, toss the almonds, onion, dried cranberries, and greens with the vinegar mixture until evenly coated.

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