Saturday, June 9, 2012

Simple But Decadent Blue Cheese and Cranberry Green Salad

This salad is a favorite when paired with a simple grilled meat, baked potato and a nice steamed vegetable.  The flavors are amazing and I think it's best served with other dishes that don't have strong, competing flavors.  It's special enough for having company over for dinner or you just feel like splurging with the family.

If you are wanting to serve a multi-course meal, you could start off with this salad, served with a slice of well-buttered rustic sourdough bread.  Or, do as the French do and serve this after the main course.

When putting this salad together, remember that "less is more".  You do not want to overpower any of the flavors by overdoing any of the ingredients.

Bon appetit!

Simple, But Decadent, Blue Cheese and Cranberry Green Salad
  • Almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1 T bacon grease or olive oil
  • Tender mixed greens
  • Simple Vinaigrette
  • Blue cheese
  • Dried Cranberries
  1. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, heat bacon grease.  Add almonds, stirring until toasted and fragrant.
  2. Dress salad with vinaigrette.
  3. Place dressed salad on individual plates.  Top with a sprinkling of blue cheese crumbles, dried cranberries and toasted almonds.

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