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Christmas salad

Recipes 10 December, 2019

We all know salads are good any time of the year. They are refreshing, crunchy, tasty and always add a bit of color to our meals. So, why not include them in our holiday celebration menu. This Christmas salad is sure to be a hit at your next holiday gathering with family and friends. Let’s cook!

Vinaigrette

One of the advantages of using vinaigrette as your dressing is that you can make it in advance to save time. To prepare it, mix together the olive oil, vinegar, and apple juice in a medium bowl. Then, add the lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix all the ingredients together until the mixture is well-blended and smooth..

TIP: For an even creamier dressing, you can make the vinaigrette using a food processor.

Salad

Choose any lettuce you prefer. Core and slice the apples, and toss them in a bowl with the lemon juice. This will prevent the apples from browning if you are preparing your salad ahead of time.

In a large bowl, layer your preferred lettuce mix, the sliced almonds or other nuts, pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries, and some apples. Repeat the process until you have added all the ingredients.

Top your salad with chunks of feta cheese. Just before serving, add the vinaigrette, toss and enjoy! Let us know how much your family and friends love this salad!

Christmas salad

Servings

5

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Vinaigrette:
  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup apple juice

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • For the Salad
  • 3 apples

  • ½ pomegranate seeds

  • ½ dried cranberries

  • 110 g feta cheese

  • 1 cup roasted almonds, sliced

Directions

  • Vinaigrette. One of the advantages of using vinaigrette as your dressing is that you can make it in advance to save time.
  • To prepare it, mix together the olive oil, vinegar, and apple juice in a medium bowl. Then, add the lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix all the ingredients together until the mixture is well-blended and smooth..
  • Salad. Choose any lettuce you prefer. Core and slice the apples, and toss them in a bowl with the lemon juice. This will prevent the apples from browning if you are preparing your salad ahead of time.
  • In a large bowl, layer your preferred lettuce mix, the sliced almonds or other nuts, pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries, and some apples.
  • Repeat the process until you have added all the ingredients. Top your salad with chunks of feta cheese. Just before serving, add the vinaigrette, toss and enjoy!

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