Monday, December 6, 2010

Fall into Winter Salad

I have always been a ranch kind of gal. Ranch on my carrots, ranch on my cheese fries, ranch with a side of lettuce...
Salads were always an iceberg-y mix of croutons, cheese, bacon bits and hard boiled egg topped with gobs of creamy, tangy ranch.

How I've evolved.
This salad is nothing like that nutritional monster I used to consume. This salad is rich in flavor, texture and color. It's sweet, savory and a perfect side as we move out of a harvest fall and into a chilly winter. Try it with your next meal!

Fall into Winter Salad

What ya need:
1 bag field greens
1/2 cup Craisins
1/2 cup sugar glazed pecans
1 cup granny smith apple, diced
1 pkg. Kraft Good Seasons Basil Vinaigrette
1 cup feta cheese crumbles

What ya do:
1. Toss the first four ingredients together. Meanwhile, prepare dressing as directed on the package. Top greens with dressing and garnish with feta cheese.

And that's it! Happy Monday! One project down, three papers, two presentations and one exam to go!


Jara said...

this is one of my ideal salads. growing up, i was definitely much more into the ranch/Cesar salad, globbed in the dressing but i've definitely evolved too. great choice of flavour combo. hope you enjoyed it!

Jason Phelps said...

The contrast of flavors in a salad like this is so pleasing. We seem to make salad in this style at home more an more. Another mix up we enjoy is sliced avacado, sliced egg and crumbled bacon with a slightly sweet dressing. So good!