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Christmas Dinner: Sweetheart Salad

This is the perfect holiday salad. It's especially perfect for Christmas because it has so much red and green in it. It's beautiful, but also very tasty.

I got the original recipe from Taste of Home, but I also made a several changes.

Taste Of Home's Recipe:

3 cups spring mix salad greens
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
2 tablespoons honey-roasted sliced almonds

Divide salad greens and cranberries between two salad plates. Drizzle with vinaigrette and sprinkle with almonds.

Serves: 2.

Here is the recipe with the changes we made to it:

Two bags of spring mix salad greens
Half of a 6 oz. bag of dried cranberries
Balsamic vinaigrette, to taste
1/2 cup of sliced almonds, candied

To candy almonds, put about 1/4 cup of sugar in skillet and heat over medium to medium high heat. Stir the sugar constantly until it begins to melt. Do NOT try to rush this! The sugar will start to form hard rocks first, then it will slowly begin to melt into a caramel-colored liquid.
When sugar is melted, add the almonds. Stir until all of the nuts are coated with caramelized sugar. Pour almonds onto a cookie sheet, aluminum foil, or waxed paper. Cool 10 minutes and break into small pieces.

Pour both bags of salad greens into a large bowl. Add dried cranberries and candied almonds. Add balsamic vinaigrette to taste. Toss and serve.

Serves: 6

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1 comment:

Jody said...

This sounds so yummy and I am planning on making it for my family for Christmas!