Cranberry-Dressed Mixed Greens with Apples & Glazed Pecans

Cranberry-Dressed Mixed Greens with Apples & Glazed Pecans

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based on 6 reviews
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20 min.
20 min.
4 servings

Enlivened with spices and topped with a creamy cranberry dressing, this elegant salad is a fresh choice for springtime meals.


  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons cranberry juice concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
  • 6 cups (about 5.5-oz. bag) mixed baby greens
  • 2 tart apples (such as Granny Smith), cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup glazed pecans
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evaporated milk, cranberries, mayonnaise, cranberry juice concentrate, lemon juice, garlic, salt and black pepper in blender; cover. Blend until combined. Stir in tarragon. Makes 1 1/4 cups.

greens, apples, cranberries and 1 cup dressing in large bowl. Sprinkle with pecans. Serve with remaining dressing, if desired.

COOKING TIP: For a heartier salad, add diced, cooked turkey.

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Really yummy salad

This recipe was easy to make. I used a little less garlic than called for. It was very tasty and I loved every single bite of it. Almost didn't have any left for dinner.

- Debbye Trueman from FRONT ROYAL, VA

Rave Reviews

I saw this recipe during my search for our Thanksgiving menu and felt it would be perfect. It most definitely was. My husbands family went on and on about how good this salad was. I glazed an abundance of pecans and set the extras out as snacks. The dressing is what knocked everything out of the park. The dressing was simply scrumptious. I would omit the garlic or find the tiniest clove of garlic. It makes a bold statement in this dressing. I will be making this salad again for Christmas with a different set of relatives and I look forward to every bite!



Excellent source of healthy foods. Quick and easy to make. Loved every mouthful of this.

- ricky mobley from wilkes barre, PA

Yummy - will make again

I saw this recipe, in the booklet I got in the mail recently and thought it sounded tasty. When I got home from work, the kids announced that they loved it. We all liked the combination of apples and dried cranberries, with the greens. I had two big helpings!

- Dawn Klein from SHEBOYGAN, WI

This salad is great!

Really good (and easy!) - but definitely use less garlic in the dressing! I added slices of grilled chicken that had marinated in a cranberry barbeque sauce overnight to make this a "meal salad"

- Beth Schmohl from Richmond, VA

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 350
  • Calories from Fat: 130
  • Total Fat: 14g (22% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g (8% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 5mg (1% of DV)
  • Sodium: 310mg (13% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 55g (18% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g (21% of DV)
  • Sugars: 45g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 6% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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