Friday, August 10, 2007
Favorite Ingredients Friday (Salad Edition)

Good Friday to you all! It's time for a special Favorite Ingredients Friday Salad edition!

I'm cheating a bit on the recipe I'm about to share! It's not mine, but I love it with all my heart. This salad recipe was created by a fellow blogger, Rachel at The Escandon's Family Blog and she shared it with us back in January. It's fabulous, try it!

Cranberry and Walnut Salad


1) 2 bags of Dole's Organic Spring Mix with Herbs
2) 1/2 Cup of dried cranberries
3) 1/2 Cup chopped walnuts/walnut pieces
4) One golden Delicious Apple, Chopped in bite size pieces
5) 1/2 Cup Feta Cheese (I like a lot of feta... so I usually put more)
6) Half bottle of Lighthouse Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing


In a large salad bowl, mix all ingredients together. Chill for 20 mins if desired before serving. However, it is delicious if served immediately as well.

There are so many variations that can be made with this, that's why I love it. You can substitute pecans for the walnuts, green apples instead of the golden delicious, Gorgonzola or blue cheese instead of the feta, and even switch up the dressing... but something tangy is best! of course, you can increase or decrease the amount of any of the ingredients according to your preference. It's great to keep the ingredients on hand so if I feel like a gourmet salad, I can whip one up in seconds rather than spend the big bucks and go out to eat.

Now, I look forward to seeing your Favorite Ingredients Friday Salad edition recipe! I won't be able to visit your recipes right away but fear not, I will stop by to visit your recipe as soon as I can!

Don't forget to link your specific recipe post link on Mr. Linky so I can see what's cooking at your house!

Oh, and be sure to put the title of your recipe in parenthesis! It makes it so much quicker for me to go back and search for recipes as I build my weekly menu.

For guidelines and my past Favorite Ingredients Friday recipes, click here.

Thanks so much for your participation. I do appreciate it!

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At 4:42 AM, Blogger Carey said...

Great salad, im definitely trying this one. Hope you have a great Friday!

At 5:50 AM, Anonymous timbuck2mom said...

This sounds almost identical to of of the pre-packaged salads they sell at Costco. We love it.

I'll definately give this one a try, much cheaper then buying.

At 6:04 AM, Blogger Mrs.T said...

Sounds like a great salad! Looking forward to see the recipes everyone will share...

Thanks for hosting!

At 6:45 AM, Blogger Kim Davis said...

I just love apples in salad - yum!!

At 6:52 AM, Blogger Happy Momma said...

That sounds delicious..I don't eat cheese but the feta can be taking out for me and added for the fam. I didn't have any good salad recipes so I have to sit this one out...but I will be back next week!

Blessings for your weekend

At 8:05 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

that sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing this one!

At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Jessica said...

This sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

At 9:51 AM, Blogger Magi said...

I like all the ingredients in that salad. It sounds great!

At 11:10 AM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

What a yummy salad! I will have to try this for sure.

I had my first PIF giveaway today and will post the next one tomorrow.


At 12:09 PM, Blogger Once Upon a Dream... said...

Awesome salad, OW! How are you doing? I hadn't seen you around in a bit. So, glad you passed the house inspection. What an answer to prayer!


At 12:25 PM, Anonymous paige said...

Yummy. Is it too late to offer my own Pay it forward book and link to your site? Should I wait until the next time, or go ahead and post it now?

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Betsy said...

Sounds yummy!

At 1:43 PM, Blogger Barb said...

Your salad sounds wonderful! Mine is up now, too. What a great idea for mid August - lots and lots of great salad recipes. :-)

At 3:17 PM, Blogger Joyful Days said...

I've had this and really liked it. Sorry I'm late this week.

Have a wonderful weekend.

At 7:41 PM, Blogger Tammy and Parker said...

I'd love to see some great salad dressing recipes. That stuff is expensive! lol!


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