My Favorite Salad

Allow me to introduce you to My Favorite Salad.

I cannot tell you how much I love this salad.

I could eat it every day.

It’s simple. it’s yummy. and I almost always have all the ingredients on hand.

If I don’t have everything, it is super easy to vary.  Almost any cheese, fruit or nut will do in a pinch.

Always Makes Me Happy Salad

(about 4 servings)

1 10 ounce bag mixed greens or spinach

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup toasted, slivered or sliced almonds

2 large, crisp (I usually use fuji apples), diced

1/2 cup freshly grated parmasan cheese, even better if sliced off the wedge with a cheese slicer OR 1/2 cup diced feta cheese


1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup trader joe’s orange muscat champagne vinegar OR regular champagne vinegar with a tablespoon of orange juice

2 tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

I use a little hand blender to mix my dressing. It emulsifies it really well.

This may be too much dressing depending on how much lettuce you use, but you can always refrigerate the rest and use it later.



  1. Lovely Alison:
    I loved that salad.
    I love you!

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