Cranberry-Mixed Greens Salad

A bright red dressing and vibrant red beets make this side salad festive for the holidays.

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Makes:
8 servings
Start to Finish:
30 mins
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Cranberry-Mixed Greens Salad

Ingredients
1
8 ounce bottle light honey-mustard salad dressing
1/2
16 ounce can jellied cranberry sauce
1
lemon or lime
2
tablespoons water
2
apples, cored and very thinly sliced crosswise
6
cups mixed salad greens
2
small beets or candy cane (chioggia) beets (about 12 ounces), trimmed, peeled, and thinly sliced
 
Chopped fresh cranberries or dried cranberries (optional)

Directions

    For dressing:
  1. In a blender or food processor, combine salad dressing and jellied cranberry sauce; cover and blend until smooth. Pour into a small serving bowl; set aside.
  2. Squeeze juice from lemon or lime into a medium bowl; add the water. Add apple slices to juice mixture; turn slices to coat well. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine greens and sliced beets. Drain the apples; add to greens mixture. Gently toss together. Spoon greens mixture onto eight salad plates; drizzle with dressing. If desired, garnish with cranberries.

From the Test Kitchen

Make-Ahead Directions:

Prepare dressing as directed in Step 1. Cover and chill for up to 1 week. Stir before using. Continue as directed in Steps 2 and 3.

Nutrition Facts

(Cranberry-Mixed Greens Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 144 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • 258 mg sodium,
  • 29 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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