Raspberry Dijon vinaigrette is savory with cranberries, toasted pecans, red onion, and feta cheese. A real crowd pleaser! Can substitute brie for feta, too.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spread pecans evenly on a baking sheet. Toast for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and fragrant.

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  • In a small bowl, stir together the vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper; mix until sugar and salt dissolve. Whisk in olive oil.

  • In a salad bowl, toss together the greens, cranberries, pecans, onions, and cheese. Drizzle with vinaigrette, and toss gently to coat.

Nutrition Facts

456.1 calories; 10 g protein; 21 g carbohydrates; 44.6 mg cholesterol; 779.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2005
I made this delicious salad 3 times in the past week once for 50 people once for 20 people and once for my family. To a person they all raved about it and I had MANY requests for the recipe. I did coarsely chop the pecans to make them more evenly distributed in the salad. Even my 20 month old granddaughter couldn't get enough! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2007
The salad ingredients are a fabulous combination but I think the dressing needs some work. Read More
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110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2005
I made this delicious salad 3 times in the past week once for 50 people once for 20 people and once for my family. To a person they all raved about it and I had MANY requests for the recipe. I did coarsely chop the pecans to make them more evenly distributed in the salad. Even my 20 month old granddaughter couldn't get enough! Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2008
A nice easy but delicious green salad! I followed the advice of other reviews and tossed the pecans with some butter and brown sugar in a pan. I used a raspberry vinegar that I made and didn't find it to be bitter at all. I also only used 4 tbsp of olive oil and added a splash of lemon juice. I will definately be making this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2008
This was an absolutely delicious salad. I had many requests for this recipe at the pot luck I brought it to. If I could have given more stars, I would have. On a side note, I don't believe reviewers should knock a recipe down because "of the high fat content". If that were the case, all pastry,cookie,salad dressings etc would have to be downgraded. We don't need nutrition police in the reviews, we are perfectly capable of checking out the nutritional guide ourselves. Now I will step down from my soapbox :-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2006
This has become a family favorite. I use less oil--4 T and I ALWAYS put the feta cheese on last. I put it on before the dressing once and it doesn't taste as good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2005
I've used this recipe mulitple times in the last few weeks for different gatherings and it is a major hit every time. Everyone asks for the recipe. I used balsamic raspberry vinegar and goat cheese since that's what I had on hand and it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2007
Really delicious but I had to give 4 stars not 5 due to the very high fat/calorie content. This is a great recipe for special occasions:-) I did modify the dressing to include some garlic powder and lemon juice (two essential elements for any dressing to remove some of the oil taste). I think you could also stretch out the lettuce needed to 10 cups or so. I used candied pecans (skillet fry pecans with spray butter and brown sugar) and blue cheese.. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2005
This is excellent! The only change I made was to use Craisins. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2005
I have served this salad made with Greek feta twice in one week and received rave reviews both times. Everyone seems to love it. What does it mean when at the end of a sumptuous meal people are still talking about the salad? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2005
I tried this recipe yesterday and everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2007
The salad ingredients are a fabulous combination but I think the dressing needs some work. Read More
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