This salad would be a welcome addition to any Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, combine the cranberries, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, garlic and salt. Whisk in the olive oil.

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  • In a large salad bowl, combine the watercress, fennel, radicchio and pecans. Stir the vinaigrette and pour over salad. Toss well and serve at once.

Nutrition Facts

178 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 8.9g; fat 15.4g; sodium 201.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2007
This salad really grew on me. It was a 4 with the first few bites but by the time I finished I wanted more. I halved the recipe and even that made a ton--but the leftovers are just as good. If you have a mandoline I'd suggest using that to cut the fennel nice and thin so it'll blend better with the salad or you could use a food processor with the slicer blade. The only change I'd suggest is to add more cranberries and pecans because they add a lot to the flavor but get somewhat lost with the amount of veggies. Read More
(33)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2007
This salad really grew on me. It was a 4 with the first few bites but by the time I finished I wanted more. I halved the recipe and even that made a ton--but the leftovers are just as good. If you have a mandoline I'd suggest using that to cut the fennel nice and thin so it'll blend better with the salad or you could use a food processor with the slicer blade. The only change I'd suggest is to add more cranberries and pecans because they add a lot to the flavor but get somewhat lost with the amount of veggies. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2005
This is a very delicious salad if you can find some nice fresh fennel and watercress. Try Whole Foods. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2006
This was so easy and delicious. Made a weeknight meal feel special. Didn't have radichio on hand so left it out and it was still great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2008
This is a great base recipe. I too skipped the radiccio and couldn't find any cranberries in the house. So I subbed diced dates for the c-berries toasted walnuts for the pecans and added onion and goat cheese. I used a mandoline to slice the fennel and onion. For the dressing I added a crushed garlic clove and 2 tsp. of Dijon mustard. I used white wine vinegar instead of the red and balsamic. I took this to work potluck and the only things that were gone were my salad and the pecan pie. I warned people that the watercress tended to strike some as bitter. One person asked what the"white stuff" was and when I told her it was fennel she was surprised since she said she hated fennel. I will use this as a jumping off recipe in the future. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2006
what a great combination of flavors! This salad is unique and delicious. Thanks! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2009
This was excellent! I live by myself so I actually made 1/6 of the recipe. Makes quite a bit for a single gal but I kept the dressing in a jar instead of putting it all on the salad as I knew I'd be eating it the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2006
Very delicious salad. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
Fabulous! The did not have radicchio so sadly had to omit. Can not wait to make it again!! I reduced the servings to 5 but the dressing ingredients did not change so I have tons of leftover dressing. I will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2006
Very good. Read More
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