Vibrant Winter Salad

I’ve made this salad twice in one week to serve with friends and family. It is packed with flavour and colour and is so tasty. It has a sweet tang and the ingredients seem to combine together just right. Just when I think I’m done, I find my fork back in the bowl for just one more bite.

Start with a bed of mixed greens (could use baby spinach as well) and top with the fruit, nuts and cheese. The amount of each will depend on how large you want your salad to be. Play around it until you’ve found the amounts that are just right for you!

Here are my approximate measures:

  • mixed greens (1/2 of a large plastic tub from the grocery store)
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds only of course
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 diced pear
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (I like roasted)
  • 1/3 walnut pieces (second time I used pecan pieces and it was just as good)
  • goat cheese
  • Dressing – cranberry ginger

The dressing is a key component to any salad. It turns out I had the perfect dressing on hand, but I’m sure there are a variety of sweet berry dressings that would be delicious on this loaded salad. I used Stonewall Kitchen – Cranberry Ginger Dressing.

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