Sunday, October 17, 2010

Harvest Salad

This type of salad goes by so many names, or salads with this name can imply so many things however you want to look at it... tonight we're going with a salad similar to one we've had before, but with apples in it.  It's the kind of salad that you find in many restaurants from Panera to the fanciest of eateries. 
1 package field greens or salad mix
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 large apple, sliced
1/2 cup bleu cheese
1/4 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 lb chicken, cooked, cut into strips (precooked would work nicely)

2 Tbsp Raspberry Jam
1 Tbsp Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp Sunflower oil (substitute with all canola oil if this is not in your pantry already)
1 1/2 Tbsp Canola oil
Stir together, pepper and/or salt to taste

Divide lettuce equally into four salad plates.  place strips of chicken intersperced with strips of apple in a circular pattern around the edges of the plate.  top with cheese, cranberries and nuts.
Drizzle dressing on top of salad and serve with crusty bread if desired.

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