Quick and Easy Fall Salads

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Fall has arrived and with fall comes all my favorite food. One of my favorites is fresh salads and I have got a couple that I want to share with you. When I think of fresh salads for the fall I think of cranberries and any kind of dried fruit along with a variety of nuts. I love trying in new recipes along with all of falls bountiful harvests.

Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette

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Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette
 
Ingredients
  • 3 T. Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 Shallot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 2 T. Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Honey
  • Juice and zest of a ½ a lemon
  • ⅛ tsp. Salt
  • ⅛ tsp. Pepper
  • 1 Bunch Kale, very thinly sliced
  • ¼ Cup Sliced Almonds
  • ¼ Cup Blue Cheese or Goat Cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large sauté pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add shallots and sauté for at least 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add garlic and sauté for one minute.
  4. Then add cranberries, red wine vinegar, honey, lemon juice and zest, and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. In a large bowl, toss the kale with olive oil and extra pinch of salt.
  6. Add the cranberry shallot mixture and almonds, and toss to combine.
  7. Serve topped with crumbled cheese.

Autumn Apple Salad

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Autumn Apple Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Baby Spinach
  • ¼ Cup Dried Cranberries
  • ¼ Chopped pecans
  • 2 T. Feta Cheese
  • ½ Granny Smith Apple, sliced
  • ½ Fuji Apple, sliced
  • 2 Slices Bacon, cooked and chopped

  • Maple Dijon Vinaigrette
  • 2 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 T. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 T. Maple Syrup
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • To Taste Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Add spinach to medium bowl
  2. Top with dried cranberries, chopped pecans, feta cheese, sliced apples and cooked bacon
  3. Add all ingredients for the maple Dijon vinaigrette to a small mason jar.
  4. Shake to mix.
  5. Pour over salad and serve.

These are two very easy recipes when you want a quick side salad or entrée for dinner. Enjoy!

Jayne
Coborn’s, Inc. Merchandising Specialist Team Manager – Bakery & Deli

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