Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fruit and Feta Green Salad

Fruit and Feta Green Salad
adapted slightly from Favorites

8 cups assorted greens
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup toasted almonds
1/4 cup sliced apple (I used pink lady)
5 or 6 sliced strawberries

4 tablespoons raspberry wine vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
dash of Tabasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons sugar

Combine salad ingredients in large salad bowl.  Mix together dressing ingredients.  Pour dressing over salad just before serving.  


{cooks note}

I generally use a mix of greens that I get pre-washed from Costco.  It's a large container for $3.99, and it lasts  about a week even though we eat it almost daily.  I also use my mini food processor to mix the dressing ingredients.  A blender would work great too.  You can experiment with different fruits and cheeses for this salad.  I like the combination featured above, but blackberries, raspberries and pears would also be good.


tharker said...

I make a salad similar to this, and it's very tasty with toasted pine nuts. Something about the feta and the pine nuts together...Mmmmm.

ellsworth family said...

I am SO into salads these days. Looks delicious!

Elaine said...

This sounds amazing! I've been loving feta cheese lately.

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Laura said...

this salad is awesome with creamy poppyseed dressing by KRAFT if you need a quick substitute.

Andrea said...

I'm making this tonight for some friends... I've got red wine vinegar or raspberry vinaigrette, which would be better for the dressing recipe?

Candace said...

I would use raspberry vinaigrette. Have fun!