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.

Nancy W

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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Reviews (1)

starfish
4

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

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