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Old 10-14-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default Balsamic Cranberry Salad

I make a salad with romaine, dried cranberries, feta, cucumbers with balsamic vinaigrette, but I'm thinking about expanding it to be a main dish salad like this:

Romaine and spinach
Sliced cucumbers
Slivered red onion
Crumbled feta cheese
Dried cranberries
Roasted chicken or turkey cubes or slices
Toasted sliced almonds
Balsamic vinaigrette: balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, granulated onion, granulated garlic

I'm toying with the idea of including a chopped granny smith apple.

So what do you think?
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What time is dinner? It sounds wonderful.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Balsamic Cranberry Salad

I actually made a similar one this summer several times; it was so good. I used toasted walnuts instead of almonds, and a spinach only base, but that's pretty much it.
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Default Re: Balsamic Cranberry Salad

I make something similar, but with baby spinach instead of lettuce

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Oh, I like crumbled bacon on mine, too
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What time is dinner? It sounds wonderful.
Well, I'm not sure when to make it since the kids won't eat it. Well, dd would eat part of the salad. Ds not at all. I haven't thought this all through yet.



Oh hey, the kids will eat chicken; I could make enough of that plus a side for them. this is going to be on my menu one of these nights.

And, of course, you are welcome anytime.

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I actually made a similar one this summer several times; it was so good. I used toasted walnuts instead of almonds, and a spinach only base, but that's pretty much it.
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I make something similar, but with baby spinach instead of lettuce

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Oh, I like crumbled bacon on mine, too
No, you didn't mention bacon, did you? Really it niggled in the back of my mind that it would be good on this salad but I successfully pushed it back. But bacon would be soooo yuuuummy....... :drool
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:drool... What time will supper be?!
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Default Re: Balsamic Cranberry Salad

I find that mine will eat a salad if I part it out for him. He'll eat the toppings/chunky veggies and at least pick at the greens. I don't give him dressing because it doesn't chaneg what he doesn/doesn't eat... and then I can toss him greens into a smoothie and push it at him later.
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Default Re: Balsamic Cranberry Salad

I make one very similar without cucumbers and with raspberry viniagrette instead of balsamic. I can eat mountains of that salad.
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