Eat Michigan Salad


This "Eat Michigan" salad is the perfect addition to any tailgate. Watching the Bowl games, we are always trying to come up with clever things to do to our biggest rivals up north, the Michigan Wolverines. The cherries and maple syrup in this wonderful salad inspired the name. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • cup pure maple syrup

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • 3 heads butter lettuce, rinsed, and torn

  • ½ cup dried cherries

  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into matchsticks

  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

  • 3 ounces chopped candied pecans


  1. In the container of a blender, combine mayonnaise, maple syrup, vinegar, and sugar. Cover and blend on low speed. Gradually pour in vegetable oil while mixing until fully incorporated. Taste and season accordingly with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. In a large serving bowl, combine lettuce, cherries, apples, goat cheese and candied pecans. Toss with just enough dressing to coat, then serve with remaining dressing on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

276 Calories
21g Fat
17g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 276
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 209mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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