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