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Craisin Salad

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  • Yield: 18 servings

I bring this salad to any group functions or family gatherings. It's always a big hit.

Ingredients

1 head red leaf lettuce
1 head green leaf lettuce
1 head iceberg lettuce
8ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 (6-ounce) package Parmesan cheese, shredded
1cup Craisins (dried cranberries)
1pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2cup almonds, sliced
6 chicken breast halves, cooked and diced
1/2cup sweet onion, chopped
1cup sugar
2teaspoons dry mustard
1/2cup red wine vinegar
1cup canola oil

Instructions

  1. Wash lettuces and break into bite-sized pieces in a large bowl.
  2. Add cheeses, Craisins, bacon, almonds, and chicken.
  3. In a blender, combine onion, sugar, mustard, and red wine vinegar. Blend and slowly add canola oil until well mixed.
  4. Pour on salad and toss or serve dressing on the side.

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: This salad is especially good when chicken and bacon are warm. Warm the chicken and bacon separately and spoon over the top of the greens.

—Audrey Misner, Price, UT

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 8
  • Calories 350
  • Fat 23g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 12g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 460mg
  • Potassium 250mg
  • Carbohydrate 20g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 18g
  • Protein 15g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 60%
  • Vitamin C 6%
  • Calcium 20%
  • Iron 6%
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