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Cranberry Pecan Feta Salad

Hey there!

Today I’m popping in to share a quick and easy salad recipe that is my go-to for potlucks or dinners- Cranberry Pecan Feta Salad. It’s always nice to bring a salad to a gathering so then you are certain that there is going to be something green and healthy available. This salad is pretty basic, but so delicious! I also like it topped with some grilled chicken (I love this easy marinade for grilled chicken) for added protein as a standalone lunch or dinner.

Cranberry Pecan Feta Salad

Cranberry Pecan Feta Salad

Cranberry Pecan Feta Salad

Cranberry Pecan Feta Salad

Yield: 1 salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Cranberry Walnut Feta Salad - a delicious and easy salad with just the right amount of flavor and texture. Perfect for a side or add protein to make it a complete meal.

Ingredients

  • Two bunches romaine lettuce
  • 4 ounces feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • 1 cup pecans, roasted
  • Raspberry Balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Instructions

  1. To toast walnuts: Preheat oven to 350. Spread pecans evenly over cookie sheet. Bake for 5-10 mins, watching closely to prevent burning. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Tear lettuce
  3. Add feta, cranberries, and cooled walnuts to salad. Top with dressing and toss.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

This salad has just the right amount of sweet flavor from the cranberries, intensity from the feta cheese, and crunch from the pecans. I love the blending of flavors and textures in it! Salad with pecans

Also roasting your pecans makes all the difference! They are more crunchy, the flavor is intensified, and the smell! Oh my word. Your whole house will smell like the mall at Christmas thanks to just a few minutes spread on a sheet and popped in the oven. Salad with pecans, cranberries, feta in a bowl with a fork

Because I am big on getting my money’s worth I almost always skip bagged lettuce kits. I’m just so cheap. But I realized that I can make my own “bagged salad kit” by prepping salad, putting it in a ziploc bag, and squeezing all the air out. Maybe this is something you smart people already do, but it JUST dawned on me and it’s a game changer. I sometimes add a folded paper towel to absorb moisture and like all bagged salads you have to use it quicker, but man, it is so convenient to have done the work ahead of time! Just save putting in your dressing serving.

Bagged Salad

(I’m sorry if I’m pointing this out and you’re like “duh, Kate-I’ve done that forever!”)

This Cranberry Pecan Feta Salad is delicious topped with grilled chicken, but I also adore pairing it with a hearty winter soup right now, this turkey chili or this potato soup would be divine with it!

Do you prep your salad in ahead of time? Roast your nuts? (if this question makes you snort a little we can be friends)

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Cranberry Pecan and Feta Salad - This salad has just the right amount of sweet flavor from the cranberries, intensity from the feta cheese, and crunch from the pecans. I love the blending of flavors and textures in it! 

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