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I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! Is everyone still finishing up delicious turkey leftovers? Recovered from copious amounts of shopping?

It was my job to bring the salad for my family’s Thanksgiving meal. I wanted something light and bright to go against the heavy turkey and gravy. So I threw some fun ingredients together and it came out quite delectable, if I do say so myself.

Sweet and Tangy Mixed Green Salad
4 oz of mixed greens
1/4 cup of candied walnuts
1/2 medium granny smith apple, chopped mixed with the juice from a half lemon
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup dried cranberries
A light vinaigrette

It looks like Edward Cullen snuck into my picture as well :)

I made the candied walnuts by using 1 part sugar and 2 parts walnuts, so in this case… I put 1 cup walnuts and 1/2 cup sugar (because everyone loves leftover candied nuts) on medium high heat in a non-stick pan. In 5-10 minutes the sugar will start to melt and brown. At this point, stir constantly until all of the sugar is melted. When done, pour onto foil to cool.

Mix everything else together in a bowl. Watch out because all of the goodies fall to the bottom. Dress with a light vinaigrette, such as a champagne¬†vinaigrette. I used Maple Grove Farms. (Yes… I was too lazy to make my own).

Sweet and Tangy Mixed Green Salad

Enjoy!

This was perfect with all of our turkey day goodness. The green of the apple and the red of the cranberries really makes it look festive for the upcoming Christmas holiday.

Eat up :)

~C+S