A fresh fruit alterative to everyday salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the sugar, oil, salt, and vinegar in a jar with a lid. Seal jar, and shake vigorously to mix.

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  • In a large bowl, mix salad greens, sweetened dried cranberries, strawberries, mango, and onion. To serve, toss with dressing and sprinkle with almonds.

Nutrition Facts

320 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 34.2g 11% DV; fat 20.2g 31% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 205.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2008
This recipe is AMAZING with alterations! My two and three year old loved it - as did my husband - I scaled the recipe down to 6 servings instead of 12. Recommended Alterations: Reverse the measurements for oil and balsamic vinegar and cut back on the sugar a bit (be sure to use olive oil and a good quality balsamic vinegar). ADD 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (pairs well with the greens and fruit). Use RED onion, it's a better tasting onion when raw. Although I halved the recipe I still used 1/2 pound strawberries and 1 mango - so if you make the full batch I would recommend at least 1 pound strawberries and 2 mangoes. I plan to make this often for the summer and bring to potlucks too! Absolutely delicious! Read More
(51)
85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2008
This recipe is AMAZING with alterations! My two and three year old loved it - as did my husband - I scaled the recipe down to 6 servings instead of 12. Recommended Alterations: Reverse the measurements for oil and balsamic vinegar and cut back on the sugar a bit (be sure to use olive oil and a good quality balsamic vinegar). ADD 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (pairs well with the greens and fruit). Use RED onion, it's a better tasting onion when raw. Although I halved the recipe I still used 1/2 pound strawberries and 1 mango - so if you make the full batch I would recommend at least 1 pound strawberries and 2 mangoes. I plan to make this often for the summer and bring to potlucks too! Absolutely delicious! Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2008
I thought I had made this recipe as written for the most part but now that I look at it again I realize that I forgot the cranberries. Whoops! It is still 5 stars. I toasted the almonds which brought out an awesome flavor. I used about 3/4 of a pound of strawberries instead of just 1/2 a pound. I used two bags of salad (greener selection & romaine). Next time I would decrease the oil and increase the balsamic vinegar. This was a huge hit. It might be good with a little bit of chopped cilantro or basil? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2007
This salad was excellent. I really didn't change a thing except that I used splenda instead of real sugar. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2007
Absolutely delicious! I used EVOO instead of canola and cut it back to 1/2 cup to make it more healthy. I also used Splenda. It was excellent and a wonderful complement to our beef tenderloin and mushroom dinner. The colors are gorgeous on the plate! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2005
A great salad! I've served it a few times already and it's gotten rave reviews. One time I couldn't get my hands on a mango so I used an apple instead to good effect. For a simpler dressing try just straight balsamic vinagrette. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2007
This was very good and I will definitely make it again. I too used bottled balsamic viniagrette used a Vidalia onion and toasted my slivered almonds. Can't wait to share with all the girls!\ Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2008
This was a very good salad. I love the fresh fruit; makes it feel like summer! I used cashews instead of almonds because that's what I had. We also just used bottled balsamic vinegrette dressing. Easy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2006
I have been making this salad for a few months and it is always a HUGE hit. Last night I made it with Whey-Low (a sugar substitute) and it tasted exactly the same as using sugar. I like to add any kind of seeds including flax seed to it for texture in addition to the almonds. Add the dressing right before serving as it gets soggy if it sits to long. Regardless there is never any salad left soggy or not! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2006
Really good! Added an avocado and toasted pinenuts instead of almonds. Also doubled the balsamic. Will make all summer! Read More
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