Christmas salad

    Christmas salad

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    20min


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    About this recipe: Mixed salad greens, toasted almonds, red onion and crumbled blue cheese are tossed in a fresh cranberry dressing for an impressive and easy salad! Perfect for Christmas lunch or Boxing Day.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 75g (3 oz) flaked almonds
    • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
    • 100g (4 oz) crumbled blue cheese, such as Gorgonzola
    • 450g (1 lb) mixed salad greens
    • For the cranberry dressing
    • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 30g (1 oz) fresh cranberries
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 small clove garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons water

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Arrange almonds in a single layer on a baking tray. Toast in oven for 5 minutes, or until nuts begin to brown.
    2. In a blender or food processor, combine the vinegar, oil, cranberries, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper and water. Process until smooth.
    3. In a large bowl, toss the almonds, onion, blue cheese and salad greens with the dressing until evenly coated.

    Tip:

    You can also toast the almonds in a dry frying pan over medium heat on the hob - just stir frequently and keep a close watch so that they don't burn!

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    4

    Fresh, colourful and not too filling before a big meal. The cranberries added a lovely sweetness. - 15 Dec 2011

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