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Crunchy Green Salad with CA Sun Dried Fruit

Crunchy greens with dried fruit

Almost any combination of crisp garden greens, sweet dried fruit and crunchy chopped nuts makes for an amazingly good tasting and beautiful salad. The added nutrition is just a bonus.

10 mins
10 mins
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  1. Some great combinations include…Delicate butter lettuce with toasted hazelnuts, dried cranberries and sun dried pear slivers
  2. Chopped Kale with tart sweetened cherries, red onion and salted sunflower seeds
  3. Sweet Boston lettuce topped with tangy California apricot bits, blue cheese and candied pecans
  4. Tuscan bread salad with sun dried tomatoes, marinated black olives and toasted pine nuts
Cranberry vinaigrette
1. Mix together the first 4 ingredients. Taste for balance of sweet & tangy. Whisk in the olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Add chives, salt and pepper.

Our Traina Family’s Favorite Italian Oil & Vinegar Dressing
  1. Whisk together the first 3 ingredients.
  2. Add garlic, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk well.
  3. Slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl in a steady stream, incorporating and emulsifying the oil.
  4. Add shreds of fresh basil to the top of the salad, plus another grind of pepper and salt.


Cranberry vinaigrette
  • ½ cup canned whole-berry cranberry sauce or cranberry jam
  • Juice of 1 fresh orange
  • ¼ cup pear or champagne vinegar
  • 1 t honey
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 T freshly snipped chives
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Our Traina Family’s Favorite Italian Oil & Vinegar Dressing
  • ¼ cup good quality red wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1 fresh lemon
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 1 t Dijon mustard
  • ¼ t sea salt
  • Healthy grind of fresh pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 basil leaves, shredded

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