Food Fashion and Flow: Cranberry Harvest Salad   

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cranberry Harvest Salad



 Hi Sweeties! As I promised, I am kicking off this week with lots of wonderful Thanksgiving recipes. Check in throughout the week for lots of great recipes for your Thanksgiving table and of course, there will be my usual fashion line up too:-)  To my poetry lovers, I've got some good stuff coming after Thanksgiving.  The recipe I am featuring today is a colorful and delicious cranberry harvest salad that  has spinach, radicchio, lots of leafy mixed greens, cranberries, pears, cranberries, candied pecans and feta cheese crumbles.

I realized after I took the photos of the salad that I forgot to put the feta cheese crumbles on the salad...oops:-) Blue Cheese Crumbles and Goat Cheese also make great substitutes if you don't have feta cheese. The flavors are amazing together.  I top this with a delicious cranberry vinaigrette, but if you are pressed for time, a balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette works out beautifully. This is the perfect recipe if you want something colorful and delicious and simple. I have more delicious Thanksgiving recipes coming your way, so be sure to keep checking in this week.

This is such a great salad for Thanksgiving! This is my lunch for today:-) I had to prepare it so you could see how delicious it looks... please believe me when I say that this is one tasty salad (yum!!!!)

 Sweet candied pecans add the perfect crunch (walnuts are great too!)

cranberries and  pears add the perfect hint of tart and sweet


Ingredients

1 bag spring mix salad
2 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2/3 cup candied pecans
1  Pear Sliced
1/2 cup feta cheese

Directions: Mix the salad greens in a bowl with the cranberries and pears. Add feta cheese crumbles and toss the salad with dressing.

Cranberry Vinaigrette

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1 tablespoon minced shallot
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon chopped rosemary
1/3 cup olive oil
pinch of salt

1. Combine the rice vinegar, cranberry juice, cranberries, shallot, sugar, rosemary, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Let the dressing stand for the flavors to meld.

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24 comments:

fifi said...

wow this looks so delicious! i can't wait to try this!! thanks! xo

LV said...

you are welcome fifi! come back because I am just getting warmed up...LOL

Elizabeth said...

That looks so tasty. Looks like something you would order from a gourmet restaurant :)
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Asian-spice mix said...

what a healthy salad,the cranberry vinaigrette sound really refreshing !!
Ridwan

Charles said...

Ah, I wondered what those little slices were - pear, I see. So great, and such a fantastic mix of flavours (all flavours which I absolutely LOVE) - feta, pear, walnuts (much more common in Europe than pecans unfortunately :( ) and cranberries too! Great looking salad which one can eat and still feel festive. I think I'll give it a try around Christmas time because sometimes in December I get really sick of eating so much heavy stuff almost every day! :) Thanks for coming by my site :)

Charles @ FiveEuroFood.com

AdamAlexMommy said...

such a gourmet-looking salad that's relatively easy to make. :) thanks for sharing!

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Dazzled and Fabulous said...

This looks so delicious.... I just cracked pecans for a pecan pie myself. I have some left so I may give this salad a try...

-Dazzled and Fabulous
www.dazzledandfabulous.blogspot.com

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. said...

This salad is so colourful and gorgeous - full of health building goodness too. I just love your explosive photography.

Amy said...

wow!!so delicious looking...
Food Corner

LV said...

@ Elizabeth, thank you and welcome dear, I am thrilled to have you, @Asian-Spice Mix, the dressing is indeed refreshing! I think you will really like it:-) @ Charles, thank you for stopping by and come again for healthy stuff and sinful recipes too! @ AdamAlexMommy, Thank you Doll and it is very easy to make, @ Dazzled and Fabulous, definitely give it a try, you won't be disappointed, @ Kelly Mulcair, Thank you dear, I hope you try it, and I really enjoy taking photos of food, so I am so flattered that you like my photography @ Amy, thank you!!

A Heel in Mint said...

Looks great and I am sure it tastes good too. I m going to try this :)

xx
Heel in Mint

Kitchen Belleicious said...

well doesn't that looks simply beautiful.I love all the colors and it is a perfect addition to a meal or just a meal itself! wonderful

LV said...

@ a Heel in mint, thank you and you must try it! Let me know how it turns out:-) @ Kitchen Bellecious, thank you dear! It does make a great meal:-)

All Things Yummy said...

Looks delicious and perfect for a light lunch before the big turkey dinner.

angiejenkins2011 said...

This is definitely a great Thanksgiving salad. I have never had cranberry vinaigrette. Now that sounds good and very different.

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

It sounds so delicious! I will try this! <3<3

Adele said...

Hey LV! This salad has made my mouthwater! Would love to have you as a follower & I'm more than happy to follow you back xoxo
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Mary said...

What a fabulous seasonal salad. It looks and sounds delicious. I'll have to try it this coming weekend. Blessings...Mary

Sing said...

I love Harvest salads, my fav.

Ivana said...

Yum, this looks so delicious!

xx Ivana

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Adele said...

Following you too now hun xoxo
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Silver Strands said...

That looks DELISH - do we really get a full week of Thanksgiving recipes?! YUMMY. Have a wonderufl week, my friend :)

ASingleMothersJourney said...

This looks great! How did I miss this post? I can't wait for more recipes. I made your Cheddar garlic biscuits and they were great! I followed you on twitter too @HauteMommyKC.

Shasie said...

I recently discovered how much I love nuts and fruit in salads! With the perfect dressing = amazing!

Shasie of Live Life in Style

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