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November 23, 2015

CHICKEN APPLE CRANBERRY SALAD





None of the men in our family (including The Darling) ever cared much for any salad except the tossed greens always served with steak, but I truthfully believe that Southern ladies could eat a salad for lunch everyday of their lives. Why precious, we love serving salad with hot rolls, a relish tray with homemade pickles and iced tea! 



CHICKEN APPLE CRANBERRY SALAD
2 cups romaine lettuce, torn
2 cups mixed greens
2 cups cooked chicken
1/4 cup roasted pecans
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/8 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 chopped green apple
1/2 chopped gala apple

The Dressing
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

 For the dressing mix all the ingredients together in a jar and shake well, set aside. 
Take a large serving and lay out the romaine, then top with mixed greens.
Next, place the cooked chicken on top followed by the pecans, cranberries, green and gala apple and then the blue cheese. Drizzle with about 1/4 to 1/3 of the dressing. Refrigerate remaining dressing.


10 comments:

  1. Okay, I have always loved this salad and this is so making my mouth say give me a bite. Saved this for a lunch coming up!
    This salad is so pretty and colorful and really is a work of art! Hugs my friend... You always inspire me!!
    Roxy

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    1. Hey Miss Roxy! Thank you so much for visiting today...wishing you and those you love a very blessed Thanksgiving day!

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  2. Delicious combo!

    and it can always be used, with left-over turkey too! :-)

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    1. It will be a perfect dish with the leftover Turkey Tessa....love this idea! Big hugs!!!

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  3. I must make that salad. I've had similar ones..but nothing quite like that. It has everything I love and is healthy. I recently joined WW and this is a meal in it's self. By the way..I always wonder why we tear instead of cut our greens...Estelle,..do you know??
    Hugs to you, dear friend!
    Mona

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    1. I was always taught to tear our lettuce also Mona....seems it turns brown when cut....so much easier to cut it though...I mean we are going to gobble it up right away aren't we? Tessa was so right...great with left over turkey! Have a very blessed Thanksgiving my love!

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  4. That sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the details of the recipe! I love salad - it must be my southern roots!

    Deanna

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  5. YUMMO.....this one sounds like a keeper!! Perfect for girlfriend and daughter in law lunches. Cannot wait to make this one. I have made so many of your recipes and loved them all.......so thanks!
    Supposedly, lettuce should not be cut with knife because bacteria can be transferred to the lettuce from the knife's edge. And its a myth that it will turn brown quicker. The cells of the leaves will be bruised equally with both methods. I'm a home economics major and took many many hours of nutrition classes and methods labs. This was the information I was taught about the lettuce cutting!!! For what it's worth.....

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  6. What a wonderful salad and recipe! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. What a wonderful salad and recipe! Happy Thanksgiving!

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