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winter salad with warm cranberry dressing.

Warm Cranberry Honey Dressing and Winter Salad

This flavor packed seasonal salad will make salad in winter something exciting!  Warm Cranberry Honey Dressing compliments spicy winter greens, sweet fruit and crunchy seeds.  It can also be made and kept in the refridgerator to dress up greens when the mood strikes.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 side salads
Calories 321kcal
Author Toni Dash


Ingredients for Warm Cranberry Honey Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup fresh Cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 3 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Mustard (dry)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Shallots
  • 1/4 cup Grapeseed Oil
  • Kosher Salt and Ground Black Pepper to taste

Ingredients for side Winter Salad:

  • 6 cups Mixed Greens (prepared mixed organic greens offer many options or use your favorite lettuce)
  • 2 small ripe Pears , cored and sliced thinly lengthwise
  • 20 large Blackberries rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate Arils (seeds)
  • 6 tablespoons roasted Pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels; available in most bulk food areas of grocery stores)


Instructions for Warm Cranberry Honey Dressing:

  • Place all ingredients into a blender (except salt and pepper) and pulse to fully puree ingredients to emulsify the dressing. Warm for a few seconds in the microwave before dressing the salad.

Instructions for the Winter Salad:

  • Place the greens on two salad plates (or one large plate if making one entree salad). Layer the pear slices, berries, pomegranate arils and pepitas on top of the lettuce. Dress with a few tablespoons of dressing and serve.


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.9mg