Sweet Side of Salad

If given the choice, ten times out of ten, I would not choose to eat a sweet salad. This includes any green salad that contains fruit or a sweet salad dressing. On the flip side, when someone serves me a sweet salad, seven times out of ten, I actually end up enjoying it. Now I know these types of salads are wildly popular, so despite my hesitation with this Harvest Salad, I’ll admit, I enjoyed it along with the masses. In defense of my general preference, this salad isn’t as sweet as some I’ve had. It’s the salty pistachios and creamy goat cheese that help balance the dried cherries and honey in the dressing. Feel free to swap out the dried cherries for dried cranberries, or even apple slices to make it more fresh.

Harvest Salad

What You Need

  • Spring mix lettuce
  • Pistachios
  • Dried cranberries, cherries, or fresh apple slices
  • Goat Cheese
  • Red onion, chopped or sliced
  • For the dressing
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons honey

What To Do

  1. Combine all ingredients for the dressing in bowl. Stir with a whisk until combined.
  2. Chop or slice the red onion. Marinate the onions with 2-3 tablespoons of dressing, or until covered. Set aside until ready to serve.
  3. In a large bowl, combine desired amounts of lettuce, pistachios, dried fruit, goat cheese, and red onions.
  4. Pour dressing over salad, and toss until evenly combined.

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