Perfect Winter Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons minced shallot
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 packages (5 ounces each) spring mix salad greens
- 2 medium tart apples, thinly sliced
- 1 cup dried cherries
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
- In a small bowl, mix first 5 ingredients; gradually whisk in oil until blended. Refrigerate, covered, until serving.
- To serve, place remaining ingredients in a large bowl; toss with dressing.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 235 calories, 18g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
Dec 30, 2019
I received many rave reviews over this salad. I used a 1 pound container of organic baby spring mix because I was taking it to a Sunday school luncheon and doubled the dressing, using about 3/4 of it. I toasted the pecans, using 2 1/2 c. I replaced the dried cherries with 2 1/2 c Craisins because I had a big new bag of them. Everything else was exact. The recipe was requested so now I'm making copies for some of my buddies.
Jan 19, 2019
I made this per recipe directions for my daughter's and my lunch. We both loved it. I don't make salads after the garden veggies and fruits are gone. Also, I've never had a dressing with maple syrup, so I was skeptical. The dressing totally complemented the salad. Thank you for this recipe. I've never rated a recipe before, but this was too good to not rate.
Jan 6, 2019
I never cook or bake, not because I can't but simply because I can't fit into my busy life. However, when asked to bring a salad to a post Christmas family gathering, I wanted to do something unique, homemade, and, most important, tasty. This salad was easy to prepare and received rave reviews from everyone! The size easily accommodate 12 people, with about a serving left over. The only thing I did differently was to double the maple syrup to 1/2 cup, but that may be too sweet for some. I used Hellmann's Light Mayonnaise and one large Granny Smith apple.
Mar 1, 2010
Sorry, to clarify my previous comment; I used 1/4c. olive oil and 1/4 c. canola oil to make up the 1/2 c of oil.
Feb 25, 2010
This recipe is definitely a keeper. I made it for our small group that meets weekly but monthly for a meal. I toasted the pecans and Smart Balance mayo. It was a wonderful mix of apple/maple/pecan flavors. Delicious. I made a 2nd batch up for us at home and used 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 canola for the oil. Still delicious. Can't wait to try it over salmon or chicken salad. The men raved about it. I'm never embarrassed to take T of H recipes; I can always count on them to make me "look good". :)
Feb 11, 2010
I also added a few strawberries. Yum! good with salmon
Jan 17, 2010
Excellent and easy.
Jan 17, 2010
Dec 3, 2009
This was a great, quick salad to make. Very full of flavor. I also added chicken for a little substance.