Saturday, December 11, 2021

Winter Wonders: Apple, Cranberry, Feta Salad

This easy Apple, Cranberry, Feta Salad is packed with nutrients and is perfect for all your Fall/Winter holidays!

Apple, Cranberry, Feta Salad

Crisp apple, dried cranberries, feta cheese, almonds, and butter lettuce come together in this fresh Autumn/Winter salad.  And the best of all? It has the perfect homemade apple cider dressing to go with it!  This salad is a must for your lunches or as a side dish,  but also for picnics, gatherings, and potlucks.  Since it has a Autumn/Winter vibe it's perfect along side Thanksgiving or Winter holiday dishes.


What Ingredients do I need?

  • butter lettuce
  • red apple - I used an Envy
  • sliced almonds
  • feta cheese
  • dried cranberries
  • cucumber
  • apple cider
  • apple cider vinegar
  • olive oil
  • dijon mustard
  • honey

Substitutions and Variations

  • Try adding poppy seeds to the dressing for a nice depth of flavor.
  • Change the base lettuce to kale, such as curly kale or lacinato kale.

Kitchen Tips and Notes

Note that the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for a larger group.

  • This salad recipe can be turned vegan, plant-based and dairy-free, simply omit the cheese.
  • If you have some time available, toast the almonds in a dry pan before chopped them, this will greatly enhance their flavor.

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Apple, Cranberry, Feta Salad

serves 4

1 head butter lettuce, chopped
1 red apple, cored and chopped in to chunks
1/2 English cucumber, sliced
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup dried cranberries

4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup apple cider
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt + fresh cracked black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

In a large bowl add lettuce, apple, cucumber, almonds, feta, and cranberries.
In a bowl or mason jar, whisk together all dressing ingredients: apple cider, mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper. Dressing will be a little loose.  Toss with the salad before serving. 

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